Nonlinear feedforward enabling quantum computation



Atsushi Sakaguchi, Shunya Konno, Fumiya Hanamura, Warit Asavanant, Kan Takase, Hisashi Ogawa, Petr Marek, Radim Filip, Jun-ichi Yoshikawa, Elanor Huntington, Hidehiro Yonezawa and Akira Furusawa.



Measurement-based quantum computation with optical time-domain multiplexing is a promising method to realize a quantum computer from the viewpoint of scalability. Fault tolerance and universality are also realizable by preparing appropriate resource quantum states and electro-optical feedforward that is altered based on measurement results. While linear feedforward has been realized and become a common experimental technique, nonlinear feedforward was unrealized until now. In this paper, we demonstrate that a fast and flexible nonlinear feedforward realizes the essential measurement required for fault-tolerant and universal quantum computation. Using non-Gaussian ancillary states, we observed 10% reduction of the measurement excess noise relative to classical vacuum ancilla.



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