Generating arbitrary photon-number entangled states for continuous-variable quantum informatics. Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose two experimental schemes that can produce an arbitrary photon-number entangled state (PNES) in a finite dimension. This class of entangled states naturally includes non-Gaussian continuous-variable (CV) states that may provide some practical advantages over the Gaussian counterparts (two-mode squeezed states). We particularly compare the entanglement characteristics of the Gaussian and the non-Gaussian states in view of the degree of entanglement and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlation, and further discuss their applications to the CV teleportation and the nonlocality test. The experimental imperfection due to the on-off photodetectors with nonideal efficiency is also considered in our analysis to show the feasibility of our schemes within existing technologies.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, S., Park, J., Lee, H., & Nha, H.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Lee, Su-Yong||Park, Jiyong||Lee, Hai-Woong||Nha, Hyunchul

publication date

  • June 2012