Here is a list of the quantum optics preprints that I enjoyed reading in February 2019. Many interesting results about the capabilities of Gaussian boson samplers (Verdon et al., Banchi et al., Su et al., Gagatsos et al.) and about better heralding schemes for single photon generation (Massaro et al)!
Verdon, G., Arrazola, J. M., BrÃ¡dler, K., & Killoran, N. (arXiv:1902.00409). A Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm for continuous problems.
Banchi, L., Fingerhuth, M., Babej, T., Ing, C., & Arrazola, J. M. (arXiv:1902.00462). Molecular Docking with Gaussian Boson Sampling.
Gagatsos, C., & Guha, S. (arXiv:1902.01460). Efficient representation of Gaussian states for multi-mode non-Gaussian quantum state engineering via subtraction of arbitrary number of photons.
Massaro, M., Meyer-Scott, E., Montaut, N., Herrmann, H., & Silberhorn, C. (arXiv:1902.01592). Improving SPDC single-photon sources via extended heralding and feed-forward control.
Shchesnovich, V. (arXiv:1902.02258). Noise in BosonSampling and the threshold of efficient classical simulability.
Su, D., Myers, C. R., & Sabapathy, K. K. (arXiv:1902.02331). Generation of photonic non-Gaussian states by measuring multimode Gaussian states.