Minimum tomography of two entangled qutrits using local measurements of one-qutrit symmetric informationally complete positive operator-valued measure

A. Delgado, C. Saavedra, W. M. Pimenta, B. Marques, T. O. Maciel, R. O. Vianna and S. Pádua
PHYSICAL REVIEW A (2013)

ABSTRACT

An experimental demonstration of two-qutrit state tomography via one-qutrit symmetric informationally complete positive operator-valued measure (SIC-POVM) is presented. A two-qutrit state is encoded in the transversal paths of a spontaneous parametric down-converted photon pair. A spatial light modulator allows us to implement the necessary 81 POVM elements to reconstruct the state. The quality of the reconstruction is evaluated by comparing independent measurements with the predicted results calculated with the reconstructed state. Entanglement in the system is calculated via negativity and generalized robustness from the two-qutrit reconstructed density operator.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.88.012112



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