Correlation functions and matrix permanents

Vincenzo Tamma, Florian Nägele

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The connection between the boson sampling problem in a linear optical interferometer with single photon sources and the computation of matrix permanents has recently brought a strong interest for quantum computing applications. In this work we explore the physics of N-order interference in terms of N-order correlation functions in a generic linear optical interferometer with both Fock states sources and thermal sources. We will show how also in this case the connection of such a problem with matrix permanents play a fundamental role. © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XI - San Diego, United States
Duration: 25 Aug 2013 → …


ConferenceQuantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period25/08/13 → …


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