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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 333–337

Self-consistent phase determination for Wigner function reconstruction

Maria Bondani, Alessia Allevi, and Alessandra Andreoni  »View Author Affiliations

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

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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

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2009
Published: January 25, 2010

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

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