## Self-consistent phase determination for Wigner function reconstruction

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 333-337 (2010)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.000333

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### Abstract

We present the reconstruction of the Wigner function of a classical phase-sensitive state, a pulsed coherent state, by measurements of the distributions of detected-photons of the state displaced by a coherent probe field. By using a hybrid photodetector operated above its photon-resolving regime, we obtain both the statistics at different values of the probe field and the values of the probe phase required to reconstruct the Wigner function.

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**OCIS Codes**

(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors

(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

**ToC Category:**

Quantum Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2009

Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2009

Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2009

Published: January 25, 2010

**Citation**

Maria Bondani, Alessia Allevi, and Alessandra Andreoni, "Self-consistent phase determination for Wigner function reconstruction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **27**, 333-337 (2010)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-2-333

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