Callus E. & Kok P., 2021, ‘Cumulative generation of maximal entanglement between spectrally distinct qubits using squeezed light’, Phys. Rev. A 104, 052407. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.104.052407
We demonstrate how to create maximal entanglement between two qubits that are encoded in two spectrally distinct solid-state quantum emitters embedded in a waveguide interferometer. The optical probe is provided by readily accessible squeezed light, generated by parametric down-conversion. By continuously illuminating the emitters, the photon scattering and incremental path-erasure builds up entanglement. Our method does not require perfectly identical emitters, and accommodates spectral variations due to the fabrication process. Furthermore, for some linewidth and energy ratios, the entanglement buildup can be significantly faster than for more similar emitters. It is also robust enough to create entanglement with a concurrence above 99% in the event of scattering losses and detector inefficiencies and can form the basis for practical entangled networks.