Department of Physics & Astronomy

[Kwon, Y. and Prof. H. Jeong] Quantum Metrological Power of Continuous-Variable Quantum Networks

May 9, 2022l Hit 56

We investigate the quantum metrological power of typical continuous-variable (CV) quantum networks. Particularly, we show that most CV quantum networks provide an entanglement to quantum states in distant nodes that enables one to achieve the Heisenberg scaling in the number of modes for distributed quantum displacement sensing, which cannot be attained using an unentangled probe state. Notably, our scheme only requires local operations and measurements after generating an entangled probe using the quantum network. In addition, we find a tolerable photon-loss rate that maintains the quantum enhancement. Finally, we numerically demonstrate that even when CV quantum networks are composed of local beam splitters, the quantum enhancement can be attained when the depth is sufficiently large.

Kwon, Y. Lim, L. Jiang, H. Jeong, and C. Oh, Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 180503 (Published 4 May 2022)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.180503