Programming quantum interference in 103 channels in multiple-scattering materials

Tom A.W. Wolterink (Speaker), Uppu, R. (Contributor), Georgios Ctistis (Contributor), Vos, W. L. (Contributor), Boller, K. J. (Contributor), Pinkse, P. W. H. (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


We demonstrate quantum interference in multiple-scattering materials. Starting with on the order of 103 coupled channels we create the equivalent of a 2×2 linear optical circuit with programmable correlations by adaptive phase modulation of incident wavefronts. This results in fully programmable Hong-Ou-Mandel interference, showing bunching as well as antibunching of output photons. Our results establish multiple-scattering materials as a platform for adaptive high-dimensional quantum interference experiments, as required, e.g., for boson sampling. Moreover, since multiple-scattering materials are excellent physical unclonable functions for use as optical keys in quantum-secure authentication, our results show the feasibility of including optical keys in other quantum-information protocols.
Period29 Feb 2016
Event titleDPG Frühjahrstagung 2016 Hannover: (DPG Spring Meeting)
Event typeConference
LocationHannover, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational


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