Generation of symmetric Dicke states of remote qubits with linear optics. Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose a method for generating all symmetric Dicke states, either in the long-lived internal levels of N massive particles or in the polarization degrees of freedom of photonic qubits, using linear optical tools only. By means of a suitable multiphoton detection technique, erasing Welcher-Weg information, our proposed scheme allows the generation and measurement of an important class of entangled multiqubit states.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Thiel, C., von Zanthier, J., Bastin, T., Solano, E., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 78

complete list of authors

  • Thiel, C||von Zanthier, J||Bastin, T||Solano, E||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • November 2007