The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 231–236 | Cite as

Entanglement preparation using symmetric multiports

  • T. Brougham
  • V. Košták
  • I. Jex
  • E. Andersson
  • T. Kiss
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Abstract.

We investigate the entanglement produced by a multi-path interferometer that is composed of two symmetric multiports, with phase shifts applied to the output of the first multiport. Particular attention is paid to the case when we have a single photon entering the interferometer. For this situation we derive a simple condition that characterizes the types of entanglement that one can generate. We then show how one can use the results from the single-photon case to determine what kinds of multi-photon entangled states one can prepare using the interferometer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Brougham
    • 1
  • V. Košták
    • 1
  • I. Jex
    • 1
  • E. Andersson
    • 2
  • T. Kiss
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics, FNSPECzech Technical University in PraguePrahaCzech Republic
  2. 2.SUPA, Department of PhysicsSchool of EPS, Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK
  3. 3.Department of Quantum Optics and Quantum InformationResearch Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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