Quantum Simulation of Non-Markovian Qubit Dynamics by an All-Optical Setup

  • Claudia BenedettiEmail author
  • Simone Cialdi
  • Matteo A. C. Rossi
  • Bassano Vacchini
  • Dario Tamascelli
  • Stefano Olivares
  • Matteo G. A. Paris
Conference paper


We address the experimental implementation of a quantum simulator based on an optical setup. Our device can simulate the dynamical evolution of a qubit undergoing a dephasing process. In particular, we focus on the dynamics arising from the interaction with a classical stochastic field. We encode the state of the qubit in the polarization of a single photon, while the realizations of the stochastic evolution affect its spectral components by a programmable spatial-light-modulator. This setup can simulate in one shot the ensemble-averaged dynamics of the dephasing qubit. We experimentally reconstruct the system density matrix and we show how it is possible to move from a Markovian to a non-Markovian quantum map by changing the spectral parameter of the simulated noise.


Quantum simulator Optical setup Dephasing qubits Classical stochastic processes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Benedetti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Simone Cialdi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matteo A. C. Rossi
    • 1
  • Bassano Vacchini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dario Tamascelli
    • 1
  • Stefano Olivares
    • 1
  • Matteo G. A. Paris
    • 1
  1. 1.Quantum Technology Lab, Dipartimento di Fisica “Aldo Pontremoli”Università degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.INFNSezione di MilanoMilanItaly

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