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An Ultrafast Source of Polarization Entangled Photon Pairs based on a Sagnac Interferometer
(University of Waterloo, 2009-01-26)
This thesis describes the design, development, and implementation of a pulsed source of polarization-entangled photons using spontaneous parametric down-conversion in a Sagnac interferometer. A tangle of 0.9286 ± 0.0015, ...
Experimental Quantum Information Processing with Photons
(University of Waterloo, 2013-08-30)
This thesis describes experimental generation, manipulation and measurement of quantum information using photon pairs emitted in bulk crystals. Multi-photon sources engineered during the course of this thesis have proven ...
Measuring Entanglement Entropy in Valence Bond Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations
(University of Waterloo, 2010-12-08)
In this thesis we examine methods for measuring entanglement entropy in spin-1/2 Heisenberg systems using quantum Monte Carlo in the valence bond basis. We begin by presenting the quantum Monte Carlo techniques used in ...
Fundamental Tests of Quantum Mechanics using Two-Photon Entanglement
(University of Waterloo, 2014-04-30)
In this thesis, we experimentally test fundamental properties of quantum mechanics, namely non-locality (in the form of three new families of Bell's inequalities) and the symmetry of envariance. To accomplish these we ...
Entanglement quantification and quantum benchmarking of optical communication devices
(University of Waterloo, 2012-04-27)
In this thesis, we develop a number of operational tests and tools for benchmarking the quantum nature of optical quantum communication devices. Using the laws of quantum physics, ideal quantum devices can fundamentally ...
Entanglement in Non-inertial Frames
(University of Waterloo, 2008-09-19)
This thesis considers entanglement, an important resource for quantum information processing tasks, while taking into account the theory of relativity. Not only is this a more complete description of quantum information, ...