Experimentally feasible quantum erasure-correcting code for continuous variables

J. Nisset, Ulrik Lund Andersen, N.J. Cerf

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We devise a scheme that protects quantum coherent states of light from probabilistic losses, thus achieving the first continuous-variable quantum erasure-correcting code. If the occurrence of erasures can be probed, then the decoder enables, in principle, a perfect recovery of the original light states. Otherwise, if supplemented with postselection based on homodyne detection, this code can be turned into an efficient erasure-filtration scheme. The experimental feasibility of the proposed protocol is carefully addressed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
Pages (from-to)130503
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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