Optimal entanglement generation for efficient hybrid quantum repeaters

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Sota, Naoya
Azuma, Koji
Namiki, Ryo
Ozdemir, Sahin Kaya
Yamamoto, Takashi
Koashi, Masato
Imoto, Nobuyuki
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We propose a realistic protocol to generate entanglement between quantum memories at neighboring nodes in hybrid quantum repeaters. Generated entanglement includes only one type of error, which enables efficient entanglement distillation. In contrast to the known protocols with such a property, our protocol with ideal detectors achieves the theoretical limit of the success probability and the fidelity to a Bell state, promising higher efficiencies in the repeaters. We also show that the advantage of our protocol remains even with realistic threshold detectors.
Comment: 4 pages, 2 figures
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Quantum Physics
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