Quantum polarization characterization and tomography
2012 (English)In: New Journal of Physics, ISSN 1367-2630, Vol. 14, 115014- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a complete polarization characterization of any quantum state of two orthogonal polarization modes and give a systematic measurement procedure to collect the necessary data. Full characterization requires measurements of the photon number in both modes and linear optics. In the case where only the photon-number difference can be determined, a limited but useful characterization is obtained. The characteristic Stokes moment profiles are given for several common quantum states.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 14, 115014- p.
Linear optics, Measurement procedures, Orthogonal polarization modes, Photon numbers, Quantum polarization, Quantum state
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109638DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/14/11/115014ISI: 000311581800003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84870452423OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-109638DiVA: diva2:584012
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201301082013-01-082013-01-082013-08-28Bibliographically approved