Tunable Two-Photon Quantum Interference of Structured Light published in Physical Review Letters!

The paper has been highlighted in Nature Photonics! Structured photons are nowadays an important resource in classical and quantum optics due to the richness of properties they show under propagation, focusing, and in their interaction with matter. Vectorial modes of light in particular, a class of modes where the polarization varies across the beam profile, … Continua a leggere

Pattern Recognition Techniques for Boson Sampling Validation published in Physical Review X!

The difficulty of validating large-scale quantum devices, such as boson samplers, poses a major challenge for any research program that aims to show quantum advantages over classical hardware. Towards this aim, we propose a novel data-driven approach, wherein models are trained to identify common pathologies using unsupervised machine-learning methods. We illustrate this idea by training … Continua a leggere

Experimental Engineering of Arbitrary Qudit States with Discrete-Time Quantum Walks published in Physical Review Letters!

The capability to generate and manipulate quantum states in high-dimensional Hilbert spaces is a crucial step for the development of quantum technologies, from quantum communication to quantum computation. One-dimensional quantum walk dynamics represents a valid tool in the task of engineering arbitrary quantum states. Here we affirm such potential in a linear-optics platform that realizes … Continua a leggere