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MajuLab Online Seminar

05 February 2021

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MajuLab seminar is a way to foster collaboration between France and Singapore on the research themes of MajuLab. 
For the first MajuLab seminar, Prof. Nicolas Treps from Laboratoire Kastler Brossel at Sorbonne Université will present a talk titled: 
Non-Gaussian quantum states of a multimode light field.
This seminar will be conducted online on 05 February 2021 (Friday)4:30 PM Singapore time / 9:30 AM French time.  
Seminar Abstract 


Light offers a vast potential in the development of modern quantum technologies due to its intrinsic resilience to decoherence effects. One avenue for employing light to process quantum information focuses on the continuous variable regime, where the observables of interest are the quadratures of the electric field. They have proven their worth as a platform for creating huge entangled states (entangling up to one million optical modes). Additionally, this entanglement can be created in a deterministic fashion and easily manipulated with standard techniques in optics.
To reach a quantum advantage, and perform a task that cannot be efficiently simulated with a classical device, we require more than just entanglement. The additional ingredient is non-Gaussian statistics in the outcomes of the quadrature measurements. More specifically, we must create quantum states with a negative Wigner function. In quantum optics, the subtraction (or addition) of a photon from a squeezed state is a common method to generate such Wigner-negativity [1]. But this process has to be made mode-dependent with a multimode environment to prove useful for quantum information. For instance, it was shown that photon subtraction in one mode induces non-Gaussian properties in the modes that are correlated to it [2].
In this seminar, we will review the general concepts of continuous variable approach to quantum optics. We will then study what are the conditions under which photon subtraction in one mode create Wigner-negativity in a correlated mode [3]. Then, we generate a multimode Gaussian state from time/frequency modes of an optical frequency comb. Non-Gaussian quantum states, and Wigner negativity, are demonstrated removing a single photon in a mode-selective manner from the multimode environment [4]. We explore the interplay between non-Gaussianity and quantum entanglement and demonstrate large-scale non-Gaussianity with great flexibility along with an ensured compatibility with quantum information protocols.

[1] J. Wenger, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 153601 (2004); V. Parigi, et al. Science 317, 1890 (2007).[2] M. Walschaers, et al. Phys Rev Lett 121, 220501 (2018).[3] M. Walschaers, et al., PRX Quantum 1, 020305 (2020).[4] Y.-S. Ra et al, Nature Physics 11, 1 (2019)
Remote via Zoom 
Gabriel Lemarié
Registration is required to attend the seminar.  
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Dates : 05 February 2021

Lieu : MajuLab Online Seminar