Quantum-polarization state tomography
2016 (English)In: PHYSICAL REVIEW A, ISSN 2469-9926, Vol. 94, no 2, 020105Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We propose and demonstrate a method for quantum-state tomography of qudits encoded in the quantum polarization of N-photon states. This is achieved by distributing N photons nondeterministically into three paths and their subsequent projection, which for N = 1 is equivalent to measuring the Stokes (or Pauli) operators. The statistics of the recorded N-fold coincidences determines the unknown N-photon polarization state uniquely. The proposed, fixed setup manifestly rules out any systematic measurement errors due to moving components and allows for simple switching between tomography of different states, which makes it ideal for adaptive tomography schemes.
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American Physical Society , 2016. Vol. 94, no 2, 020105
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193428DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.94.020105ISI: 000382123400002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84988882870OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193428DiVA: diva2:1034801
FunderSwedish Research Council, 621-2014-5410
QC 201610132016-10-132016-10-032016-10-13Bibliographically approved