Zixin Huang

Zixin Huang
The University of Sydney · School of Physics

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Anonymity in networked communication is vital for many privacy-preserving tasks. Secure key distribution alone is insufficient for high-security communications. Often, knowing who transmits a message to whom and when must also be kept hidden from an adversary. Here, we experimentally demonstrate five information-theoretically secure anonymity proto...
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Estimating the angular separation between two incoherent thermal sources is a challenging task for direct imaging, especially when it is smaller than or comparable to the Rayleigh length. In addition, the task of discriminating whether there are one or two sources followed by detecting the faint emission of a secondary source in the proximity of a...
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The energy-time uncertainty relation puts a fundamental limit on the precision of lidars for the estimation of range and velocity. The precision in the estimation of the range (through the time of arrival) and the velocity (through Doppler frequency shifts) of a target are inversely related to each other and are dictated by the bandwidth of the sig...
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Quantum data locking is a quantum communication primitive that allows the use of a short secret key to encrypt a much longer message. It guarantees information-theoretical security against an adversary with limited quantum memory. Here we present a quantum data locking protocol that employs pseudorandom circuits consisting of Clifford gates only, w...
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Quantum data locking is a quantum phenomenon that allows us to encrypt a long message with a small secret key with information-theoretic security. This is in sharp contrast with classical information theory where, according to Shannon, the secret key needs to be at least as long as the message. Here we explore photonic architectures for quantum dat...
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The energy-time uncertainty relation puts a fundamental limit on the precision of radars and lidars for the estimation of range and velocity. The precision in the estimation of the range (through the time of arrival) and the velocity (through Doppler frequency shifts) of a target are inversely related to each other, and dictated by the bandwidth of...
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Random quantum circuit samplers have been used to demonstrate the exponential speed-up of quantum processors beyond what is tractable classically [Arute, K. et al., Nature 574, 505 (2019)]. However, useful applications for these samplers have so far been elusive. Here, we propose random circuit as efficient devices for protecting the output of a qu...
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We solve the general problem of determining, through imaging, the three-dimensional positions of N weak incoherent pointlike emitters in an arbitrary spatial configuration. We show that a structured measurement strategy in which a passive linear interferometer feeds into an array of photodetectors is always optimal for this estimation problem, in t...
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We study interferometry with Gaussian states and show that an ancilla-assisted scheme outperforms coherent state interferometry for all levels of loss. We also compare the ancilla-assisted scheme to other interferometric schemes involving squeezing, and show that it has the most advantage in the high-loss, high photon-number regime. In fact, in the...
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We solve the general problem of determining, through imaging, the three-dimensional positions of N weak incoherent point-like emitters in an arbitrary spatial configuration. We show that a structured measurement strategy in which a linear interferometer feeds into an array of photo-detectors is always optimal for this estimation problem, in the sen...
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We introduce a quantum private-key encryption protocol based on multi-photon interference in linear optics networks. The scheme builds upon Boson Sampling, and we show that it is hard to break, even for a quantum computer. We present an information-theoretic proof of the security of our protocol against an eavesdropper with unlimited (quantum) comp...
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We study interferometry with Gaussian states and show that an ancilla-assisted scheme outperforms the classical strategy for all levels of loss. We find the optimal measurement observable for each scheme discussed. We also find that with the appropriate measurement, the achievable precision achieved by the proposal by Caves [Phys. Rev. D 23, 1693]...
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We show that for some noisy channels, the optimal entanglement-assisted strategy depends on the noise level. We note that there is a non-trivial crossover between the parallel-entangled strategy and the ancilla-assisted strategy - in the former the probes are all entangled, the latter the probes are entangled with a noiseless ancilla but not amongs...
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The metrological ability of carefully designed probes can be spoilt by the presence of noisy processes occurring during their evolution. The noise is responsible for altering the evolution of the probes in such a way that bear little or no information on the parameter of interest, hence spoiling the signal-to-noise ratio of any possible measurement...
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We develop a general framework for parameter estimation that allows only trusted parties to access the result and achieves optimal precision. The protocols are designed such that adversaries can access some information indeterministically, but only at the risk of getting caught (cheat sensitivity); under the assumption that the adversary can access...
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Ba3BiRu2O9 is a 6H-type perovskite compound containing face-sharing octahedral M2O9 (M=Ir, Ru) dimers, which are magnetically frustrated at low temperatures. On cooling through T*=176 K, it undergoes a pronounced magnetostructural transition, which is not accompanied by any change in space group symmetry, long-range magnetic ordering, or charge ord...
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A proposed phase-estimation protocol based on measuring the parity of a two-mode squeezed-vacuum state at the output of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer shows that the Cram\'{e}r-Rao sensitivity is sub-Heisenberg [Phys.\ Rev.\ Lett.\ {\bf104}, 103602 (2010)]. However, these measurements are problematic, making it unclear if this sensitivity can be obt...
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Quantum entanglement is the ability of joint quantum systems to possess global properties (correlation among systems) even when subsystems have no definite individual property. Whilst the 2-dimensional (qubit) case is well-understood, currently, tools to characterise entanglement in high dimensions are limited. We experimentally demonstrate a new p...
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The transfer of data is a fundamental task in information systems. Microprocessors contain dedicated data buses that transmit bits across different locations and implement sophisticated routing protocols. Transferring quantum information with high fidelity is a challenging task, due to the intrinsic fragility of quantum states. Here we report on th...
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Entanglement-assisted quantum communication employs pre-shared entanglement between sender and receiver as a resource. We apply the same framework to quantum metrology, introducing shared entanglement between the preparation and the measurement stage, namely using some entangled ancillary system that does not interact with the system to be sampled....
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Integrated optics offers an attractive platform for generating, manipulating and detecting quantum states of light. We report on the experimental realization of the perfect state transfer protocol and the self-guided quantum tomography.
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We have experimentally investigated the effects of pressure on the magnetoelastic transitions associated with the opening of spin-gaps in Ba3BiIr2O9 and Ba3BiRu2O9. For both compounds, reducing the unit cell volume by either external physical and internal chemical pressure was found to reduce the temperature T(*) of the transition and, to a lesser...
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Pressure-induced charge transfer from Bi to Ir/Ru is observed in the hexagonal perovskites Ba3+n BiM2+n O9+3n (n=0,1; M=Ir,Ru). These compounds show first-order, circa 1 % volume contractions at room temperature above 5 GPa, which are due to the large reduction in the effective ionic radius of Bi when the 6s shell is emptied on oxidation, compared...
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The title compound is prepared by solid state reaction of BaCO3, Bi2O3 (10% excess), and Ir metal (1173 K, 2 d).
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The key role played by bismuth in an average intermediate oxidation state in the magnetoelastic spin-gap compounds Ba3BiRu2O9 and Ba3BiIr2O9 has been confirmed by systematically replacing bismuth with La(3+) and Ce(4+). Through a combination of powder diffraction (neutron and synchrotron), X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and magnetic properties meas...
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The 12L hexagonal perovskite Ba4BiIr3O12 has been synthesized for the first time and characterized using high-resolution neutron and synchrotron X-ray diffraction as well as physical properties measurements. The structure contains Ir3O12 linear face-sharing octahedral trimer units, bridged by corner-sharing BiO6 octahedra. The average electronic co...

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