We report on a technique to measure the photon transverse wave function in coordinate space using a photon-counting, parity-inverting Sagnac interferometer. We present measurements of a TEM10 Hermite-Gaussian beam.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
B. J. Smith, M. G. Raymer, B. Killett, K. Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, "The photon transverse wave function and its measurement," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ITuM4.
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