Universal Unitary Transfer of Continuous-Variable Quantum States into a Few Qubits

Jacob Hastrup*, Kimin Park, Jonatan Bohr Brask, Radim Filip, Ulrik Lund Andersen

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We present a protocol for transferring arbitrary continuous-variable quantum states into a few discrete-variable qubits and back. The protocol is deterministic and utilizes only two-mode Rabi-type interactions that are readily available in trapped-ion and superconducting circuit platforms. The inevitable errors caused by transferring an infinite-dimensional state into a finite-dimensional register are suppressed exponentially with the number of qubits. Furthermore, the encoded states exhibit robustness against noise, such as dephasing and amplitude damping, acting on the qubits. Our protocol thus provides a powerful and flexible tool for discrete-continuous hybrid quantum systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number110503
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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