Coupled interferometer scheme for generating maximally entangled photonic states

  • Christopher C. Gerry
  • Richard A. Campos
Conference paper


We present a scheme for the generation of maximally entangled photonic states by the use of interferometers coupled through a Kerr medium. The device operates as a conditional beam splitter where one of its components is an optical Fredkin gate.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher C. Gerry
    • 1
  • Richard A. Campos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyLehman College, CUNYBronx
  2. 2.Cortlandt Manor

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