Boson sampling with single-photon Fock states from a bright solid-state source

Loredo, J. C., Broome, M. A., Hilaire, P., Gazzano, O., Sagnes, I., Lemaitre, A., Almeida, M. P., Senellart, P. and White, A. G. (2017) Boson sampling with single-photon Fock states from a bright solid-state source. Physical Review Letters, 118 13: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.130503

Author Loredo, J. C.
Broome, M. A.
Hilaire, P.
Gazzano, O.
Sagnes, I.
Lemaitre, A.
Almeida, M. P.
Senellart, P.
White, A. G.
Title Boson sampling with single-photon Fock states from a bright solid-state source
Journal name Physical Review Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1079-7114
Publication date 2017-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.130503
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 118
Issue 13
Total pages 7
Place of publication College Park, MD, United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A boson-sampling device is a quantum machine expected to perform tasks intractable for a classical computer, yet requiring minimal nonclassical resources as compared to full-scale quantum computers. Photonic implementations to date employed sources based on inefficient processes that only simulate heralded single-photon statistics when strongly reducing emission probabilities. Boson sampling with only single-photon input has thus never been realized. Here, we report on a boson-sampling device operated with a bright solid-state source of single-photon Fock states with high photon-number purity: the emission from an efficient and deterministic quantum dot-micropillar system is demultiplexed into three partially indistinguishable single photons, with a single-photon purity 1-g(2)(0) of 0.990±0.001, interfering in a linear optics network. Our demultiplexed source is between 1 and 2 orders of magnitude more efficient than current heralded multiphoton sources based on spontaneous parametric down-conversion, allowing us to complete the boson-sampling experiment faster than previous equivalent implementations.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Mathematics and Physics
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