Polarized beam splitter

I am interested in using strawberyfields to simulate an quantum optical network. The network will involve polarized beamsplitters. Does starwberryfields support this?

Hi horsley! – Welcome to the discussion forum. In strawberryfields we do not distinguish between path and polarization degrees of freedom. Any degree of freedom is treated like a mode.

A polarizing beamsplitter involves 4 modes, since there are two paths, each with two polarizations. Thus you can model a polarizing beamsplitter using a 4 mode program.

Hope this helps,


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