Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org. 

  

 

Sunday Jun 03, 2007
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"Most of the experimental advances in coherent quantum control in recent years have involved ultrashort pulses and pulse shaping techniques. These pulses have been an excellent source of coherent light with precise phase relationship between the various frequency components. In several recent works we have investigated the possibility of using broadband nonclassical light, generated by down-conversion of narrow-band lasers, for coherent control.

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Saturday Jun 02, 2007
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Proving the additivity of the classical capacity of quantum channels is a major open problem in quantum information.  This problem is related to the multiplicativity of certain norms with respect to the tensor product.  These problems are introduced and some approached to resolving them are discussed.  Several special cases that have been solved are also mentioned.

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Saturday Jun 02, 2007
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Any implementation of  a quantum computer will require the ability to reset qubits to a pure input state, both to start the computation and more importantly to implement fault-tolerant operations.  Even if we cannot reset to a perfectly pure state, heat-bath algorithmic cooling provides a method of purifying mixed states.  By combining the ability to pump entropy out of the system through a controllable interaction with a heat bath and coherent control of the qubits, we are able to cool a subset of the qubits far below the heat bath temperature.

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Saturday Jun 02, 2007
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In this study, we are interested in the practical question of how many times a quantum directional reference frame (i.e., a spin-J system) can be used to perform a certain task with a given probability of success, under the assumption that the quantum directional reference frame evolves under a map that is covariant under rotations in SU(2). Our main theorem restricts the form of the state of the quantum reference frame as a function of how many times the covariant map was applied to it. Our results are a generalization of the paper of Bartlett el al.

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Saturday Jun 02, 2007
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Current physical implementations of quantum key distribution (QKD) require communicating parties to be close together.  We will explore methods for allowing parties separated by long distances to communicate by combining many QKD links in a network and discuss the resulting security properties.

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Saturday Jun 02, 2007
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Previous experiments on the production of entangled photon pairs directly in optical fiber via four-wave mixing (FWM) have used a single pump laser and produced signal and idler photons with similar wavelengths. We will present the first results of our investigation into the production of widely separated entangled photon pairs via FWM in optical fiber using multiple pump lasers also at widely separated wavelengths. This source will have important applications in quantum cryptography and computation.

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Saturday Jun 02, 2007
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"Distributed phase reference schemes are a new class of protocols for Quantum Key Distribution, in which the quantum signals have overall phase-relationships to each other. This is expected to protect against some loss-related attacks. However, proving the full security of these schemes is a new challenge for theorists, as one can no longer identify individual signals (such as qubits in BB84, for instance), and so the security proof techniques do not apply directly.

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