Applying the Simplest Kochen-Specker Set for Quantum Information Processing

Gustavo Cañas, Mauricio Arias, Sebastian Etcheverry Cabrera, E. S. Gómez, Adan Cabello, G. B. Xavier and G. Lima
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 113, 90404 (2014)

ABSTRACT

Kochen-Specker (KS) sets are key tools for proving some fundamental results in quantum theory and also have potential applications in quantum information processing. However, so far, their intrinsic complexity has prevented experimentalists from using them for any application. The KS set requiring the
smallest number of contexts has been recently found. Relying on this simple KS set, here we report an input state-independent experimental technique to certify whether a set of measurements is actually accessing a preestablished quantum six-dimensional space encoded in the transverse momentum of single photons.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.090404



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