Constructing 2D and 3D cluster states with photonic modules

Radu Ionicioiu, William J. Munro

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Large-scale quantum information processing and distributed quantum computation require the ability to perform entangling operations on a large number of qubits. We describe a new photonic module which prepares, deterministically, photonic cluster states using an atom in a cavity as an ancilla. Based on this module, we design a network for constructing 2D cluster states and then we extend the architecture to 3D topological cluster states. Advantages of our design include a passive switching mechanism and the possibility of using global control pulses for the atoms in the cavity. The architecture described here is well-suited for integrated photonic circuits on a chip and could be used as a basis of a future quantum optical processor or in a quantum repeater node.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Information
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • qantum computation
  • cluster states
  • photonic modules


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