State Transfer Hamiltonians in Photonic Lattices

  • Matthieu Bellec
  • Georgios M. Nikolopoulos
  • Stelios Tzortzakis
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Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthieu Bellec
    • 1
    • 2
  • 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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