Serialized Quantum Error Correction Protocol for High-Bandwidth Quantum Repeaters

TitleSerialized Quantum Error Correction Protocol for High-Bandwidth Quantum Repeaters
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGlaudell, AN, Waks, E, Taylor, JM
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Date Published2016/09/02

Advances in single photon creation, transmission, and detection suggest that sending quantum information over optical fibers may have losses low enough to be correctable using a quantum error correcting code. Such error-corrected communication is equivalent to a novel quantum repeater scheme, but crucial questions regarding implementation and system requirements remain open. Here we show that long range entangled bit generation with rates approaching $10^8$ ebits/s may be possible using a completely serialized protocol, in which photons are generated, entangled, and error corrected via sequential, one-way interactions with a minimal number of matter qubits. Provided loss and error rates of the required elements are below the threshold for quantum error correction, this scheme demonstrates improved performance over transmission of single photons. We find improvement in ebit rates at large distances using this serial protocol and various quantum error correcting codes.