We present a method to characterize one- and two-photon transverse wave functions in coordinate space. Measurements of transverse Wigner functions for one- and two-photon states from a spontaneous parametric down conversion source are being made.
© 2005 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, B. Killett, A. Nahlik, M. G. Raymer, K. Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, "The One- and Two-Photon Transverse Wave Functions: Theory and Experiment," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper QTuA3.
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