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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24850–24855

Manipulating the non-Gaussianity of phase-randomized coherent states

Alessia Allevi, Stefano Olivares, and Maria Bondani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24850-24855 (2012)

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We experimentally investigate the non-Gaussian features of the phase-randomized coherent states, a class of states exploited in communication channels and in decoy state-based quantum key distribution protocols. In particular, we reconstruct their phase-insensitive Wigner functions and quantify their non-Gaussianity. The measurements are performed in the mesoscopic photon-number domain by means of a direct detection scheme involving linear detectors.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

Alessia Allevi, Stefano Olivares, and Maria Bondani, "Manipulating the non-Gaussianity of phase-randomized coherent states," Opt. Express 20, 24850-24855 (2012)

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