Serialized Quantum Error Correction Protocol for High-Bandwidth Quantum Repeaters

Published: September 02, 2016


Jacob M. Taylor, Edo Waks, Andrew Glaudell


Advances in single photon creation, transmission, and detection suggest that sending quantum information over optical fibers may have losses low enough to be correctable using a quantum error correcting code. Such error-corrected communication is equivalent to a novel quantum repeater scheme, but crucial questions regarding implementation and system requirements remain open. Here we show that long range entangled bit generation with rates approaching 108 ebits/s may be possible using a completely serialized protocol, in which photons are generated, entangled, and error corrected via sequential, one-way interactions with a minimal number of matter qubits. Provided loss and error rates of the required elements are below the threshold for quantum error correction, this scheme demonstrates improved performance over transmission of single photons. We find improvement in ebit rates at large distances using this serial protocol and various quantum error correcting codes.
Citation: New Journal of Physics
Volume: 18
Pub Type: Journals


Quantum repeater, single photon detector, quantum dot
Created September 02, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018