Processing Entangled Photons in High Dimensions with a Programmable Light Converter

Ohad Lib, Kfir Sulimany, Yaron Bromberg*

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Abstract

High-dimensional entanglement offers a variety of advantages for both fundamental and applied applications in quantum information science. A central building block for such applications is a programmable processor of entangled states, which is crucial for the certification, manipulation, and distribution of high-dimensional entanglement. The leading technology for processing photons is integrated multiport interferometers. However, such devices are incompatible with structured light and their scaling is challenging. Here, we unlock these limitations by demonstrating a reconfigurable processor of entangled photons in high dimensions that is based on multiplane light conversion (MPLC), a technology that has recently been developed for multiplexing hundreds of spatial modes for classical communication. We use our programmable MPLC platform to certify three-dimensional entanglement in two mutually unbiased bases, perform 400 arbitrary random transformations on entangled photons, and convert the mode basis of entangled photons for entanglement distribution.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number014063
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2022

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