Coherent router for quantum networks with superconducting qubits

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Scalable quantum information processing will require quantum networks of qubits with the ability to coherently transfer quantum states between the desired sender and receiver nodes. Here we propose a scheme to implement a quantum router that can direct quantum states from an input qubit to a preselected output qubit. The path taken by the transferred quantum state is controlled by the state of one or more ancilla qubits. This enables both directed transport between a sender and a number of receiver nodes, and generation of distributed entanglement in the network. We demonstrate the general idea using a two-output setup and discuss how the quantum routing may be expanded to several outputs. We also present a possible realization of our ideas with superconducting circuits.
Original languageEnglish
Article number013004
Journal Physical Review Research
Volume2
Issue1
Number of pages7
ISSN2643-1564
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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