State Transfer Hamiltonians in Photonic Lattices

  • Matthieu BellecEmail author
  • Georgios M. Nikolopoulos
  • Stelios Tzortzakis
Part of the Quantum Science and Technology book series (QST)


Faithful communication is a necessary precondition for large scale all-optical networking and quantum information processing. Related theoretical investigations in different areas of physics have led to various proposals in which finite discrete lattices are used as channels for short-distance communication tasks. Here, in the framework of femtosecond-laser-written waveguide arrays, we present the first experimental realization of such a channel with judiciously engineered couplings. Various sources of imperfections and defects are identified, which are associated with the engineering procedure and affect the communication.


Quantum Information Processing Waveguide Array Photonic Lattice Coupling Configuration Discrete Soliton 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthieu Bellec
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Georgios M. Nikolopoulos
    • 3
  • Stelios Tzortzakis
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology – HellasHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Laboratoire Physique de la Matière Condensée, CNRS UMR 7336Université Nice-Sophia AntipolisNiceFrance
  3. 3.Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology – HellasHeraklionGreece
  4. 4.Department of Materials Science and TechnologyUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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