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Quantum polarization properties of two-mode energy eigenstates
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Applied Physics, MAP.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2082-9583
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2005 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 71, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We show that any pure, two-mode, N-photon state with N odd or equal to two can be transformed into an orthogonal state using only linear optics. According to a recently suggested definition of polarization degree, this implies that all such states are fully polarized. This is also found to be true for any pure, two-mode, energy eigenstate belonging to a two-dimensional SU(2) orbit. Complete two- and three-photon bases whose basis states are related by only phase shifts or geometrical rotations are also derived.

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2005. Vol. 71, no 3
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unpolarized radiation, relative phase, states, light, interference, biphotons, operator, systems, optics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14696DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.71.033818ISI: 000228632400073ScopusID: 2-s2.0-18444398958OAI: diva2:332737
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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