QISS project starting soon

QuantumLab is participating in the Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime (QISS) project funded from the John Templeton Foundation, 2019-2022 What is QISS?QISS is a cross–disciplinary fundamental research initiative in the broader fields of Quantum Information and Quantum Gravity, aiming to put the physics of quantum spacetime on an information theoretical basis, bring within reach empirical access … Continua a leggere

Air-core fiber distribution of hybrid vector vortex-polarization entangled states

Entanglement distribution between distant parties is one of the most important and challenging tasks in quantum communication. Distribution of photonic entangled states using optical fiber links is a fundamental building block toward quantum networks. Among the different degrees of freedom, orbital angular momentum (OAM) is one of the most promising due to its natural capability … Continua a leggere

Exclusivity Graph Approach to Instrumental Inequalities

Instrumental variables allow the estimationof cause and effect relations even in pres-ence of unobserved latent factors, thus provid-ing a powerful tool for any science whereincausal inference plays an important role.More recently, the instrumental scenario hasalso attracted increasing attention in quantumphysics, since it is related to the seminal Bell’stheorem and in fact allows the detection ofeven … Continua a leggere

Experimental semi-device-independent tests of quantum channels published in Quantum Science and Technology

Quantum tomography is currently the mainly employed method to characterize a quantum system and therefore plays a fundamental role when trying to characterize the action of a particular channel. Nonetheless, quantum tomography works on the premise of a full characterization and description of the devices preparing the quantum state and realizing the measurements. Such an … Continua a leggere

Photonic implementation of boson sampling: a review published in Advanced Photonics!

Boson sampling is a computational problem that has recently been proposed as a candidate to obtain an unequivocal quantum computational advantage. The problem consists in sampling from the output distribution of indistinguishable bosons in a linear interferometer. There is strong evidence that such an experiment is hard to classically simulate, but it is naturally solved … Continua a leggere

OSA QIMV: Quantum Technologies in Rome from 4 to 6 April 2019

Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) – V: Quantum Technologies Rome, 4-6 April 2019   Details at www.quantumlab.it/qim2019/ All accepted papers will be published and indexed as Conference Proceedings in OSA Technical Digest. Program Chairs Fabio Sciarrino, University of Rome La Sapienza David Lucas, University of Oxford Chairs Ian Walmsley (OSA President), UCL Irfan Siddiqi, University of … Continua a leggere

Experimental learning of quantum states

Published on March 29 in Science Advances, experimentally demonstrates for the first time that it is possible to efficiently describe a quantum state, using the tools of computational learning theory. In fact it is known that in general the description of a quantum state requires a number of parameters that grows exponentially with the number … Continua a leggere

Perspectives on experimental quantum causality

Inferring causal relations from empirical data is a central task in any scientific inquiry. To that aim, a mathematical theory of causality has been developed, not only stating under which conditions such inference becomes possible but also offering a formal framework to reason about cause and effect within quantum theory. This perspective article provides an … Continua a leggere