Applied Physics B

, 122:52 | Cite as

Practical quantum repeaters with parametric down-conversion sources

  • Hari Krovi
  • Saikat Guha
  • Zachary Dutton
  • Joshua A. Slater
  • Christoph Simon
  • Wolfgang Tittel
Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Quantum Repeaters: From Components to Strategies

Abstract

Conventional wisdom suggests that realistic quantum repeaters will require quasi-deterministic sources of entangled photon pairs. In contrast, we here study a quantum repeater architecture that uses simple parametric down-conversion sources, as well as frequency-multiplexed multimode quantum memories and photon-number-resolving detectors. We show that this approach can significantly extend quantum communication distances compared to direct transmission. This shows that important trade-offs are possible between the different components of quantum repeater architectures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hari Krovi
    • 1
  • Saikat Guha
    • 1
  • Zachary Dutton
    • 1
  • Joshua A. Slater
    • 2
    • 3
  • Christoph Simon
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Tittel
    • 2
  1. 1.Quantum Information Processing GroupRaytheon BBN TechnologiesCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Astronomy, Institute for Quantum Science and TechnologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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