Versatile source of polarization-entangled photons

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Maser A, Wiegner R, Schilling U, Thiel C, von Zanthier J
Journal: Physical Review A
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 81
Journal issue: 5
ISSN: 1050-2947


We propose a method for the generation of a large variety of entangled states, encoded in the polarization degrees of freedom of N photons, within the same experimental setup. Starting with uncorrelated photons, emitted from N arbitrary single-photon sources, and using linear optical tools only, we demonstrate the creation of all symmetric states (e. g., GHZ and W states), as well as all symmetric and nonsymmetric total angular momentum eigenstates of the N-qubit compound.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Maser, Andreas
Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik
Schilling, Uwe
Graduiertenzentrum der FAU
von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Wiegner, Ralph
Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik

How to cite

Maser, A., Wiegner, R., Schilling, U., Thiel, C., & von Zanthier, J. (2010). Versatile source of polarization-entangled photons. Physical Review A, 81(5).

Maser, Andreas, et al. "Versatile source of polarization-entangled photons." Physical Review A 81.5 (2010).


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