We report a bulk optics experiment demonstrating the possibility of restoring the entanglement distribution through noisy quantum channels by inserting a suitable unitary operation (filter) in the middle of the transmission process. We focus on two relevant classes of single-qubit channels consisting in repeated applications of rotated phase-damping or rotated amplitude-damping maps, both modeling the combined Hamiltonian and dissipative dynamics of the polarization state of single photons. Our results show that interposing a unitary filter between two noisy channels can significantly improve entanglement transmission. This proof-of-principle demonstration could be generalized to many other physical scenarios where entanglement-breaking communication lines may be amended by unitary filters.
|Titolo:||Amending entanglement-breaking channels via intermediate unitary operations|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Parole Chiave:||Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.96.022322|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|