Quantum Transport in Presence of Disorder

  • Linda SansoniEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


Waves may fail to propagate in random media. First predicted for quantum particles in the presence of a disordered potential, Anderson localization has been observed also in classical acoustics, electromagnetism and optics. Here, I report the observation of Anderson localization of pairs of entangled photons in a two-particle discrete quantum walk affected by position dependent disorder. The quantum walk on a disordered lattice is realized by starting from an integrated array of interferometersfabricated in glass by femtosecond laser writing and using a novel technique to introduce a controlled phase shift into each unit mesh of the network. Polarization entanglement is exploited to simulate the different symmetries of the two-walker system.


Femtosecond Laser Quantum Walk Anderson Localization Static Disorder Single Photon State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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