Continuous distribution of entanglement over existing optical fiber networks
Daily supervisor: Álvaro G. Iñesta (email@example.com).
Project supervisor: Stephanie Wehner.
Quantum networks are expected to enable multi-party applications that are provably impossible by using only classical information. Most of these applications consume shared entanglement as a basic resource. Entanglement distribution protocols are used to generate and share multipartite entanglement among remote parties. In particular, protocols for continuous distribution of entanglement (CD protocols) continuously distribute entangled states among the nodes. These entangled states can be consumed by the nodes whenever they need them, allowing background applications to continuously operate and consume entanglement in the background.
Here, we focus on the performance evaluation of CD protocols. Specifically, we consider protocols whose goal is to supply remote nodes with shared bipartite entanglement (see Figure 1 for a graphical intuition). A novel approach to evaluate the performance of CD protocols was proposed in . In this project, our main goal is to use the performance metrics proposed in  to guide the design of real fiber networks for entanglement distribution.