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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 22789–22795

Amplitude damping of Laguerre-Gaussian modes

Angela Dudley, Michael Nock, Thomas Konrad, Filippus S. Roux, and Andrew Forbes  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 22789-22795 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022789


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Abstract

We present an amplitude damping channel for Laguerre-Gaussian modes. Our channel is tested experimentally for a Laguerre-Gaussian mode, having an azimuthal index l = 1, illustrating that it decays to a Gaussian mode in good agreement with the theoretical model for amplitude damping. Since we are able to characterize the action of such a channel on orbital angular momentum states, we propose using it to investigate the dynamics of entanglement.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2010
Published: October 13, 2010

Citation
Angela Dudley, Michael Nock, Thomas Konrad, Filippus S. Roux, and Andrew Forbes, "Amplitude damping of Laguerre-Gaussian modes," Opt. Express 18, 22789-22795 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-22-22789


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