Unifying framework for spatial and temporal quantum correlations

Fabio Costa, Martin Ringbauer, Michael E. Goggin, Andrew G. White, Alessandro Fedrizzi

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Abstract

Measurements on a single quantum system at different times reveal rich nonclassical correlations similar to those observed in spatially separated multipartite systems. Here we introduce a theory framework that unifies the description of temporal, spatial, and spatiotemporal resources for quantum correlations. We identify and experimentally demonstrate simple cases where an exact mapping between the domains is possible. We then identify correlation resources in arbitrary situations, where not all spatial quantum states correspond to a process and not all temporal measurements have a spatial analog. These results provide a starting point for the systematic exploration of multipoint temporal correlations as a powerful resource for quantum information processing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012328
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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