Yuichiro Matsuzaki, Victor M. Bastidas, Yuki Takeuchi, William J. Munro, Shiro Saito
||Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 2020, Vol.89 (4)
||The physical Society of Japan
In many quantum information processing applications, it is important to be able to transfer a quantum state from one location to another — even within a local device. Typical approaches to implement the quantum state transfer rely on unitary evolutions or measurement feedforward operations. However, these existing schemes require many accurate pulse operations and/or precise timing controls. Here, we propose a one-way transfer of the quantum state with near unit efficiency using dissipation from a tailored environment. After preparing an initial state, the transfer can be implemented without external time dependent operations. Moreover, our scheme is irreversible due to the non-unitary evolution, and so the transferred state remains in the same site once the system reaches the steady... state. This is in stark contrast to the unitary state transfer where the quantum states continue to oscillate between different sites. Our novel quantum state transfer via the dissipation paves the way toward robust and practical quantum control.