Resources for photonic quantum computation

In this talk I will briefly review some of what is known about the role of entanglement, contextuality and non-locality in different models of QC. Then I will focus on resources that are explored in photonic QC: quantum statistics, coherence and indistinguishability. I will describe some novel basis-independent coherence witnesses, explored in recent work in collaboration with Daniel Brod (UFF) and the experimental group of Fabio Sciarrino (Rome).

Prof Ernesto Galvão, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal