A measurement-induced continuous-variable logical gate is able to prepare Schrödinger cat states if the gate uses a non-Gaussian resource state, such as cubic phase state (I.V. Sokolov (2020) [21]). Our scheme provides an alternative to hybrid circuits which use photon subtraction and (or) Fock resource states and photon number detectors. We reveal the conditions under which the gate conditionally prepares quantum superposition of two undistorted “copies” of an arbitrary input state that occupies a finite area in phase space. A detailed analysis of the fidelity between the gate output state and high-quality Schrödinger cat state is performed. A clear interpretation of the output state quantum statistics in terms of Wigner function in dependence on the gate parameters and measurement outcome is presented for a representative set of input Fock states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number127846
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters A
StatePublished - 6 Feb 2022

    Research areas

  • Continuous variable quantum networks, Cubic phase state, Measurement-induced evolution, Non-Gaussian gates, Schrödinger cat states, INFORMATION, Schrodinger cat states, COMPUTATION

    Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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