Non-asymptotic Heisenberg scaling: experimental metrology for a wide resources range

Adopting quantum resources for parameter estimation discloses the possibility to realize quantum sensors operating at a sensitivity beyond the standard quantum limit. Such approach promises to reach the fundamental Heisenberg scaling as a function of the employed resourcesN in the estimation process. Although previous experiments demonstrated precision scaling approaching Heisenberg-limited performances, reaching such a regime … Continua a leggere

Quantum violation of local causality in urban network with hybrid photonic technologies

Quantum networks play a crucial role for distributed quantum information processing, enabling the establishment of entanglement and quantum communication among distant nodes. Fundamentally, networks with independent sources allow for new forms of nonlocality, beyond the paradigmatic Bell’s theorem. Here we implement the simplest of such networks — the bilocality scenario — in an urban network … Continua a leggere

Boson Sampling in a reconfigurable continuously-coupled 3D photonic circuit

Boson Sampling is a computational paradigm representing one of the most viable and pursued approaches to demonstrate the regime of quantum advantage. Recent results have demonstrated significant technological leaps in single-photon generation and detection, leading to progressively larger experimental instances of Boson Sampling experiments in different photonic systems. However, a crucial requirement for a fully-fledged … Continua a leggere

Enhanced detection techniques of orbital angular momentum states in the classical and quantum regimes

The orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light has been at the center of several classical and quantum applications for imaging, information processing and communication. However, the complex structure inherent in OAM states makes their detection and classification nontrivial in many circumstances. Most of the current detection schemes are based on models of the OAM states … Continua a leggere

Quantum key distribution with entangled photons generated on demand by a quantum dot

Quantum key distribution—exchanging a random secret key relying on a quantum mechanical resource—is the core feature of secure quantum networks. Entanglement-based protocols offer additional layers of security and scale favorably with quantum repeaters, but the stringent requirements set on the photon source have made their use situational so far. Semiconductor-based quantum emitters are a promising … Continua a leggere

INgegneria INcontra – Fabio Sciarrino

Giovedì 25 marzo 2021 alle ore 19.00, nell’ambito della manifestazione INgegneria INcontra, Fabio Sciarrino ha tenuto il seminario “La seconda rivoluzione quantistica: dal computer alle comunicazioni”. Le tecnologie quantistiche promettono di migliorare la nostra società in diversi ambiti – quali la crittografia, la simulazione di reazioni chimiche, l’ingegneria dei materiali e le nanotecnologie. Stiamo assistendo ad … Continua a leggere

World Quantum Day

Today, 14th of April, a new initiative from quantum scientists around the world has been launched:  the “World quantum day”.  The first global celebration will take place in one year, on the 14th of April 2022. The aim of this recurrence is to raise interest in quantum science’s achievements and allow a general audience to … Continua a leggere