A Schrodinger Cat Living in Two Boxes

Chen Wang et al
Quantum superpositions of distinct coherent states in a single-mode harmonic oscillator, known as “cat states”, have been an elegant demonstration of Schrodinger’s famous cat paradox.
Here, we realize a two-mode cat state of electromagnetic fields in two microwave cavities bridged by a superconducting artificial atom, which can also be viewed as an entangled pair of single-cavity cat states. We present full quantum state tomography of this complex cat state over a Hilbert space exceeding 100 dimensions via quantum non-demolition measurements of the joint photon number parity.
The ability to manipulate such multi-cavity quantum states paves the way for logical operations between redundantly encoded qubits for fault-tolerant quantum computation and communication.
Read more at http://arxiv.org/pdf/1601.05505v1.pdf

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