8x8 Reconfigurable Quantum Photonic Processor based on Silicon Nitride Waveguides

Caterina Taballione, Tom A. W. Wolterink, Jasleen Lugani, Andreas Eckstein, Bryn A. Bell, Robert Grootjans, Ilka Visscher, Dimitri Geskus, Chris G. H. Roeloffzen, Jelmer J. Renema, Ian A. Walmsley, Pepijn W. H. Pinkse, Klaus-Jochen Boller

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Abstract

We demonstrate a reconfigurable 8x8 photonic integrated circuit suitable for implementing universal gates for quantum information processing protocols. The processor is implemented as a square mesh of tunable beam splitters based on stoichiometric silicon nitride waveguides, containing 128 tunable elements. In order to demonstrate its versatility, we perform a variety of photonic quantum information processing primitives, in the form of Hong-Ou-Mandel interference, bosonic coalescence/anti-coalescence and high-dimensional single-photon quantum gates exploiting the whole mode structure of the processor. We achieve fidelities that demonstrate the potential for large-scale photonic quantum information processing using stoichiometric silicon nitride.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26842-26857
JournalOptics express
Volume27
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2019

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Taballione, C., Wolterink, T. A. W., Lugani, J., Eckstein, A., Bell, B. A., Grootjans, R., ... Boller, K-J. (2019). 8x8 Reconfigurable Quantum Photonic Processor based on Silicon Nitride Waveguides. Optics express, 27(19), 26842-26857. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.026842
Taballione, Caterina ; Wolterink, Tom A. W. ; Lugani, Jasleen ; Eckstein, Andreas ; Bell, Bryn A. ; Grootjans, Robert ; Visscher, Ilka ; Geskus, Dimitri ; Roeloffzen, Chris G. H. ; Renema, Jelmer J. ; Walmsley, Ian A. ; Pinkse, Pepijn W. H. ; Boller, Klaus-Jochen. / 8x8 Reconfigurable Quantum Photonic Processor based on Silicon Nitride Waveguides. In: Optics express. 2019 ; Vol. 27, No. 19. pp. 26842-26857.
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8x8 Reconfigurable Quantum Photonic Processor based on Silicon Nitride Waveguides. / Taballione, Caterina; Wolterink, Tom A. W.; Lugani, Jasleen; Eckstein, Andreas; Bell, Bryn A.; Grootjans, Robert; Visscher, Ilka; Geskus, Dimitri; Roeloffzen, Chris G. H.; Renema, Jelmer J.; Walmsley, Ian A.; Pinkse, Pepijn W. H.; Boller, Klaus-Jochen.

In: Optics express, Vol. 27, No. 19, 16.09.2019, p. 26842-26857.

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Taballione C, Wolterink TAW, Lugani J, Eckstein A, Bell BA, Grootjans R et al. 8x8 Reconfigurable Quantum Photonic Processor based on Silicon Nitride Waveguides. Optics express. 2019 Sep 16;27(19):26842-26857. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.026842