Design of POVMs with linear optics and continuous measurement

M. Takeoka, M. Sasaki, P. Van Loock

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We investigate the possibility of implementing a given measurement using linear optics and continuous measurement. In particular, we revisit the so-called Dolinar receiver, a quasi-physical model attaining the minimum error discrimination of binary coherent states, to give an alternative derivation for the optimal discrimination scheme. Our approach is rather simple and can be applied to various kinds of measurements such as projection measurements in the regime of photonic-qubit signals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15
Pages (from-to)68-77
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Optics and Applications in Computing and Communications II - Beijing, China
Duration: 2004 Nov 102004 Nov 12


  • Continuous measurement
  • Dolinar receiver
  • Linear optics
  • POVM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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