Applied Physics B

, 122:51 | Cite as

Entanglement distillation using the exchange interaction

  • Adrian AuerEmail author
  • René Schwonnek
  • Christian Schoder
  • Lars Dammeier
  • Reinhard F. Werner
  • Guido Burkard
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Quantum Repeaters: From Components to Strategies


A key ingredient of quantum repeaters is entanglement distillation, i.e., the generation of high-fidelity entangled qubits from a larger set of pairs with lower fidelity. Here, we present entanglement distillation protocols based on qubit couplings that originate from exchange interaction. First, we make use of asymmetric bilateral two-qubit operations generated from anisotropic exchange interaction and show how to distill entanglement using two input pairs. We furthermore consider the case of three input pairs coupled through isotropic exchange. Here, we characterize a set of protocols which are optimizing the trade-off between the fidelity increase and the probability of a successful run.


Cnot Gate Input Pair Quantum Repeater Pulse Area Control Qubits 
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A. A. and G. B. acknowledge funding from the BMBF under the program and from the DFG within SFB 767. R. S. and R. F. W. acknowledge funding from the BMBF under the program, R. F. W. additionally acknowledges the ERC grand DQSIM, and L. D. is funded from the DFG within RTG 1991.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Auer
    • 1
    Email author
  • René Schwonnek
    • 2
  • Christian Schoder
    • 1
  • Lars Dammeier
    • 2
  • Reinhard F. Werner
    • 2
  • Guido Burkard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikLeibniz UniversitätHannoverGermany

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