# Linear multiport photonic interferometers: loss analysis of temporally-encoded architectures

@article{Qi2018LinearMP, title={Linear multiport photonic interferometers: loss analysis of temporally-encoded architectures}, author={Haoyu Qi and Lukas G. Helt and Daiqin Su and Z Vernon and Kamil Br'adler}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2018} }

Implementing spatially-encoded universal linear multiport interferometers on integrated photonic platforms with high controllability becomes increasingly difficult as the number of modes increases. In this work, we consider an architecture in which temporally-encoded modes are injected into a chain of reconfigurable beamsplitters and delay loops, and provide a detailed loss analysis for this and other comparable architectures. This analysis also yields a straightforward and explicit description… Expand

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