We suggest and demonstrate an all-optical quantum simulator for single-qubit noisy channels originating from the interaction with a fluctuating field. The simulator employs the polarization degree of freedom of a single photon and exploits its spectral components to average over the realizations of the stochastic dynamics. As a proof of principle, we run simulations of dephasing channels driven either by Gaussian (Ornstein-Uhlenbeck) or non-Gaussian (random telegraph) stochastic processes.
All-optical quantum simulator of qubit noisy channels
Simone Cialdi, Matteo A. C. Rossi, Claudia Benedetti, Bassano Vacchini, Dario Tamascelli, Stefano Olivares, Matteo G. A. Paris; All-optical quantum simulator of qubit noisy channels. Appl. Phys. Lett. 20 February 2017; 110 (8): 081107. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4977023
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