Tunable Zero-Index Photonic Crystal Waveguide for Two-Qubit Entanglement Detection

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Ozgun E., Ozbay E., Caglayan H.

ACS PHOTONICS, vol.3, no.11, pp.2129-2133, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00576
  • Journal Name: ACS PHOTONICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2129-2133
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Preparation and measurement of an entangled state are essential in quantum information applications. The recent theoretical works on preparing and measuring entangled states via coupled quantum dot waveguide platforms are promising. However, an alternative strategy is still needed for more accessible implementations. In this Article, we propose a simple but powerful medium for quantum information processing and communication consisting of a zero-index photonic crystal (PC) waveguide (WG). By exploiting the zero-index behavior of the PC WG, we overcome the difficulty of sensitivity in quantum dots' location, which is one of the main challenges for preparing and measuring a two-qubit entangled state. Moreover, our platform possesses the feature of tunability, which allows it to operate in different wavelength regimes. The suggested medium is also promising for realizing long-range spatial coherence as well as long-range entanglement.