Research

Coherent Ising Machine


A coherent Ising machine (CIM) is a network of laser oscillators designed to find ground states of the Ising model based on the gminimum-loss principleh proposed by Y. Yamamoto and coworkers [1]. In a CIM, the problem, or spin-spin coupling terms of the Ising model are mapped onto the amplitude and phase of the optical couplings between the gartificial spinsh, represented by the phases of laser oscillators [1] or degenerate parametric oscillators (DOPO) [2,3]. By pumping the coupled oscillators slowly, the oscillator network tends to start oscillating at a phase configuration that minimize the total loss, that corresponds to the ground state of the Ising model represented by the oscillators.

In 2013, we started constructing time-multiplexed DOPOs using a long-distance (1 km) fiber cavity, where >2500 DOPOs were successfully obtained using dual-pump four-wave mixing in a nonlinear fiber as a phase sensitive amplifier (PSA) placed in a cavity [4]. This experiment was followed by the construction of DOPOs using a PPLN waveguide-based PSA [5], and further increase of the DOPO numbers to >10,000 [6,7]. These experiments paved a way towards a realization of a scalable CIM. Currently, the number of DOPOs generated by a single cavity increased to 50,000 with a phase stabilized cavity and >1 million with a free-run cavity [8]. In addition, we implemented one-dimensional Ising model using optically-coupled DOPOs, and confirmed that the networked DOPOs well simulated the behavior of low-temperature spins [7,9,10].

In 2016, we realized a 2048-node CIM based on the measurement-feedback scheme [11], where the spin-spin coupling are achieved by feedbacking the signal obtained from DOPO quadrature measurement to each DOPOs circulating in the cavity [12]. The CIM with the measurement-feedback scheme successfully found solutions to 2000-node maximum cut problems with less than a ten-thousandth of a second [11].

This research is financially supported by the ImPACT Program, where I serve as the Principal Investigator of the project named gCoherent Ising Machine based on large-scale time-multiplexed degenerate optical parametric oscillatorsh.

Fig: Coherent Ising machine with measurement-feedback.

  1. S. Utsunomiya, K. Takata, and Y. Yamamoto, gMapping of Ising models onto injection-locked laser systems,h Opt. Express 19, 18091 (2011).
  2. Z. Wang, A. Marandi, K. Wen, R. L. Byer, and Y. Yamamoto, gCoherent Ising machine based on degenerate optical parametric oscillators,h Phys. Rev. A 88, 063853 (2013).
  3. A. Marandi, Z. Wang, K. Takata, R. L. Byer, and Y. Yamamoto, gNetwork of time-multiplexed optical parametric oscillators as a coherent Ising machine,h Nature Photonics 8, 937 (2014).
  4. H. Takesue, T. Inagaki, K. Inoue, and Y. Yamamoto, "Coherence property of >2500-pulse multiplexed degenerate OPO," Japan Society of Applied Physics Spring Meeting 2014, 17p-PA1-1 (March 17, 2014).
  5. H. Takesue, T. Inagaki, T. umeki, O. Tadanaga, and H. Takenouchi,"Large-scale time-division multiplexed OPOs using PPLN waveguide," Japan Society of Applied Physics Spring Meeting 2015, 12a-P6-1 (March 12, 2015).
  6. H. Takesue, T. Inagaki, K. Inoue, and Y. Yamamoto, "Time-division-multiplexed degenerate optical parametric oscillator for a coherent Ising machine," IEEE Summer Topicals 2015, TuF4.2, July 14, 2015, Nassau, Bahamas (invited).
  7. T. Inagaki, K. Inaba, R. Hamerly, K. Inoue, Y. Yamamoto, and H. Takesue, "Large-scale Ising spin network based on degenerate optical parametric oscillators," Nature Photonics 10, 415-419 (2016).
  8. H. Takesue and T. Inagaki, "10 GHz clock time-multiplexed degenerate optical parametric oscillators for a photonic Ising spin network," Opt. Lett. 41, 4273-4276 (2016).
  9. T. Inagaki, K. Inoue, Y. Yamamoto, and H. Takesue, "Simulating one-dimensional Ising spins with optically-coupled timedivision-multiplexed optical parametric oscillators," Nonlinear Optics (NLO) 2015, NTu1B.6, July 28, 2015, Kauai, Hawaii.
  10. T. Inagaki, K. Inaba, H. Takesue, "Simulating 1-dimensional Ising model with an OPO network," Japan Society of Applied Physics Fall Meeting 2015, 15a-4D-3iSeptember 15, 2015j.
  11. T. Inagaki, Y. Haribara, K. Igarashi, T. Sonobe, S. Tamate, T. Honjo, A. Marandi, P. L. McMahon, T. Umeki, K. Enbutsu, O. Tadanaga, H. Takenouchi, K. Aihara, K. Kawarabayashi, K. Inoue, S. Utsunomiya, and H. Takesue, "A coherent Ising machine for 2000-node optimization problems," Science (2016)
  12. S. Utsunomiya, Y. Yamamoto, H. Takesue, PCT/JP2015/059057

Quantum Communication and integrated quantum photonics

Fig.1: Configuration for generating polarization entanglement using spontaneous four-wave mixing (SFWM) in dispersion shifted fiber (DSF). H. Takesue and K. Inoue, Phys. Rev. A 70, 031802(R) (2004).

Fig.2: Configuration for generating time-bin entanglement using SFWM in cooled DSF. The DSF was cooled to suppress noise photons caused by spontaneous Raman scattering. H. Takesue and K. Inoue, Phys. Rev. A 72, 041804(R) (2005): H. Takesue and K. Inoue, Opt. Express, 13, 7832 (2005).

Fig.3: Frequency up-conversion single photon counter. C. Langrock et al., Opt. Lett., 30, 1725 (2005).

Fig.4: Configuration of differential phase shift quantum key distribution (DPS-QKD).

Fig.5: Experimental result of DPS-QKD: secure key generation rate as function of transmission fiber length. Secure keys with a bit rate of 12 bit/s was successfully generated over 200 km of fiber. H. Takesue et al., Nature Photonics 1, 343 (2007).

Fig.6: The setup of the first experimental entanglement generation using a silicon waveguide. Inset: the silicon wire waveguide used for the experiment fabricated by NTT Microsystem Integration Laboratories. H. Takesue et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 201108 (2007).


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