# BPSK c-q code

## Description

Bosonic c-q binary code encoding into two coherent states \(|\pm\alpha\rangle\) for complex \(\alpha\). The three-state subcode \(\{|\alpha,\alpha\rangle,|-\alpha,\alpha\rangle,|\alpha,-\alpha\rangle\}\) of two-mode BPSK is called the single-degeneracy code [1].

## Decoding

Linear-optical quantum receiver [2].Kennedy receiver [3][4].Photon-number resolving detector [5].Non-Gaussian near-optimal receiver [4].Multi-stage quantum receiver [6].

## Realizations

Linear-optical quantum receiver [2].Homodyne receiver [7].Kennedy receiver [7][8].Photon-number resolving detector [5].Communication over dephasing [9], time-varying phase-noise [10], and thermal-noise [11] channels.Adaptive decoder using displacements and photon detection [12].

## Parent

## Cousins

- Binary PSK (BPSK) code — BPSK (BPSK c-q) codes are used to transmit classical information using antipodal coherent states over classical (quantum) channels.
- Two-component cat code — BPSK c-q (two-component cat) codes are used to transmit classical (quantum) information using (superpositions of) antipodal coherent states over quantum channels.
- On-off keyed (OOK) c-q code — OOK c-q codewords are related to BPSK c-q codewords by a displacement in phase space.

## References

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- S. Guha, “Structured Optical Receivers to Attain Superadditive Capacity and the Holevo Limit”, Physical Review Letters 106, (2011) arXiv:1101.1550 DOI
- [2]
- K. Tsujino et al., “Quantum Receiver beyond the Standard Quantum Limit of Coherent Optical Communication”, Physical Review Letters 106, (2011) arXiv:1103.5592 DOI
- [3]
- Kennedy, Robert S. "A near-optimum receiver for the binary coherent state quantum channel." Quarterly Progress Report 108 (1973): 219-225.
- [4]
- M. Takeoka and M. Sasaki, “Discrimination of the binary coherent signal: Gaussian-operation limit and simple non-Gaussian near-optimal receivers”, Physical Review A 78, (2008) arXiv:0706.1038 DOI
- [5]
- M. T. DiMario and F. E. Becerra, “Robust Measurement for the Discrimination of Binary Coherent States”, Physical Review Letters 121, (2018) arXiv:1807.05199 DOI
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- D. Sych and G. Leuchs, “Practical Receiver for Optimal Discrimination of Binary Coherent Signals”, Physical Review Letters 117, (2016) arXiv:1404.5033 DOI
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- C. Wittmann et al., “Demonstration of Near-Optimal Discrimination of Optical Coherent States”, Physical Review Letters 101, (2008) arXiv:0809.4953 DOI
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- M. L. Shcherbatenko et al., “Sub-shot-noise-limited fiber-optic quantum receiver”, Physical Review A 101, (2020) arXiv:1911.08932 DOI
- [9]
- M. T. DiMario et al., “Optimized communication strategies with binary coherent states over phase noise channels”, npj Quantum Information 5, (2019) arXiv:1907.12515 DOI
- [10]
- M. T. DiMario and F. E. Becerra, “Phase tracking for sub-shot-noise-limited receivers”, Physical Review Research 2, (2020) DOI
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- R. Yuan et al., “Optimally Displaced Threshold Detection for Discriminating Binary Coherent States Using Imperfect Devices”, (2020) arXiv:2007.11109
- [12]
- M. T. DiMario and F. E. Becerra, “Demonstration of optimal non-projective measurement of binary coherent states with photon counting”, npj Quantum Information 8, (2022) arXiv:2207.12234 DOI

## Page edit log

- Victor V. Albert (2023-01-13) — most recent

## Cite as:

“BPSK c-q code”, The Error Correction Zoo (V. V. Albert & P. Faist, eds.), 2023. https://errorcorrectionzoo.org/c/quantum_bpsk