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Multi-photon quantum boson sampling on a semiconductor (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Chao Chen; Chao-Yang Lu; Jian-Wei Pan
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Paper Abstract

Boson sampling is considered as a strong candidate to demonstrate the “quantum advantage / supremacy” over classical computers. However, previous proof-of-principle experiments suffered from small photon number and low sampling rates owing to the inefficiencies of the single-photon sources and multi-port optical interferometers. In this talk, I will report two routes towards building Boson Sampling machines with many photons. In the first path, we developed SPDC two-photon source with simultaneously a collection efficiency of ~70% and an indistinguishability of ~91% between independent photons. With this, we demonstrate genuine entanglement of ten photons. Very recently, we managed to observe 12-photon entanglement using a novel SPDC source. Such a platform will provide enabling technologies for teleportation of multiple properties of photons and efficient scattershot boson sampling. In the second path, using a QD-micropillar, we produced single photons with high purity (>99%), near-unity indistinguishability for >1000 photons, and high extraction efficiency—all combined in a single device compatibly and simultaneously. We build 3-, 4-, and 5-bosonsampling machines which runs >24,000 times faster than all the previous experiments, and for the first time reaches a complexity about 100 times faster than the first electronic computer (ENIAC) and transistorized computer (TRADIC) in the human history. We are currently increasing the rate by optimizing the single-photon extraction efficiency to near unity, background-free resonance fluorescence, and using improved schemes such as boson sampling with photon loss, with the hope of achieving 20-photon boson sampling this year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2018
Proc. SPIE 10733, Quantum Photonic Devices 2018, 1073307 (18 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500532
Show Author Affiliations
Chao Chen, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Chao-Yang Lu, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Jian-Wei Pan, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10733:
Quantum Photonic Devices 2018
Cesare Soci; Mario Agio; Kartik Srinivasan, Editor(s)

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