Discrimination of the binary coherent signal: Gaussian-operation limit and simple non-Gaussian near-optimal receivers

Masahiro Takeoka, Masahide Sasaki

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Abstract

We address the limit of the Gaussian operations and classical communication in the problem of quantum state discrimination. We show that the optimal Gaussian strategy for the discrimination of the binary phase shift keyed (BPSK) coherent signal is a simple homodyne detection. We also propose practical near-optimal quantum receivers that beat the BPSK homodyne limit in all areas of the signal power. Our scheme is simple and does not require realtime electrical feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022320
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 13
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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