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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1988
  • pp: 3429–3432

Complex homodyne reception from discrete photons

Lawrence Mertz  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 3429-3432 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.003429


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Abstract

It is shown how to use a lenticular fringe detector as a complex homodyne receiver working ratiometrically in a photon counting mode. While analog outputs for both quadrature components are available simultaneously it is argued that recursive digital filtering confers the benefits of photon antibunching. A successful hardware implementation of the polar innovations form of such a digital filter is also demonstrated.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 1987
Published: August 15, 1988

Citation
Lawrence Mertz, "Complex homodyne reception from discrete photons," Appl. Opt. 27, 3429-3432 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-16-3429

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