We demonstrate a method to reconstruct the joint photon statistics of two or more modes of radiation by using on/off photodetection performed at different quantum efficiencies. The two-mode case is discussed in detail, and experimental results are presented for the bipartite states obtained after a beam splitter fed by a single photon state or a thermal state.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2006
Published: November 9, 2006
G. Brida, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, and Matteo G. A. Paris, "Joint multipartite photon statistics by on/off detection," Opt. Lett. 31, 3508-3510 (2006)