Self-homodyne tomography: Measurement of the photon statistics of parametric fluorescence

Michael V. Vasilyev*, Michael L. Marable, Sang Kyung Choi, Prem Kumar, G. M. D'Ariano

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Abstract

The development of optical homodyne tomography and its application to the reconstruction of quantum states of light is one of the important developments in quantum optics. The density matrix can be sampled directly by using optical homodyne detectors, and a simple procedure was outlined to obtain the photon-number distribution of light. This approach allowed the measurement of photon statistics of very weak light signals. An acceptable level of homodyne efficiency can be achieved if the local oscillator mode matches the signal modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages95-96
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/18/975/23/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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