Typicality of Heisenberg scaling precision in multi-mode quantum metrology
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We propose a measurement setup reaching Heisenberg scaling precision for the estimation of any distributed parameter φ (not necessarily a phase) encoded into a generic M-port linear network composed only of passive elements. The scheme proposed can be easily implemented from an experimental point of view since it employs only Gaussian states and Gaussian measurements. Due to the complete generality of the estimation problem considered, it was predicted that one would need to carry out an adaptive procedure which involves both the input states employed and the measurement performed at the output; we show that this is not necessary: Heisenberg scaling precision is still achievable by only adapting a single stage. The nonadapted stage only affects the value of a prefactor multiplying the Heisenberg scaling precision: We show that, for large values of M and a random (unbiased) choice of the nonadapted stage, this prefactor takes a typical value which can be controlled through the encoding of the parameter φ into the linear network.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Physical Review Research|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Feb 2021|
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