Quantum Photonic Processor based on Programmable Integrated Silicon Nitride Circuits

J.P. Epping*, Caterina Taballione, Hendrik Joannes Snijders, Peter Hooijschuur, Ben Kassenberg, M. de Goede, Pim Venderbosch, Chris Toebes, Hans van den Vlekkert, Pepijn W.H. Pinkse, Jelmer Jan Renema

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Recently, quantum advantage over classical computation has been claimed using photons [1] . To control photonic quantum computations such as Boson sampling, a non-universal approach on quantum computation, large-scale quantum processors are needed [2] , [3] . To realize scalable and robust photonic quantum processors integrated photonics is a key technology. In our approach we use the integrated waveguide platform based on silicon nitride [4] , due to its low intrinsic losses and technological maturity. The low losses result in a high fidelity of the quantum photonics processor which is mandatory for reliable quantum computation while maturity of the platform allows for scaling up of the dimensions of the processor. Here, we present a universal 12-mode quantum photonics processor which is the largest of its kind to date.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2021
EventCLEO/EUROPE-EQEC 2021 - Online conference, Virtual, Online, Germany
Duration: 21 Jun 202125 Jun 2021


ConferenceCLEO/EUROPE-EQEC 2021
Abbreviated titleCLEO EUROPE 2021
CityVirtual, Online
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