OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1966–1968

Optical realization of a quantum beam splitter

R. Mar-Sarao and H. Moya-Cessa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 17, pp. 1966-1968 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (99 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We show how the quantum process of splitting light may be modeled in classical optics. A second result is the possibility to engineer specific forms of a classical field.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2008
Published: August 22, 2008

R. Mar-Sarao and H. Moya-Cessa, "Optical realization of a quantum beam splitter," Opt. Lett. 33, 1966-1968 (2008)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. A. Man'ko, V. I. Man'ko, and R. Vilela Mendes, Phys. Lett. A 288, 132 (2001). [CrossRef]
  2. O. Crasser, H. Mack, and W. P. Schleich, Fluct. Noise Lett. 4, L43 (2004). [CrossRef]
  3. F. O. Prado, N. G. de Almeida, M. H. Y. Moussa, and C. J. Villas-Bôas, Phys. Rev. A 73, 043803 (2008). [CrossRef]
  4. R. A. Campos, B. E. A. Saleh, and M. C. Teich, Phys. Rev. A 40, 1371 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. S. Kim, W. Son, V. Buzek, and P. L. Knight, Phys. Rev. A 65, 032323 (2002). [CrossRef]
  6. S. Scheel and D.-G. Welsch, Phys. Rev. A 64, 063811 (2001). [CrossRef]
  7. S. Chavez-Cerda, J. R. Moya-Cessa, and H. Moya-Cessa, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 404 (2007). [CrossRef]
  8. G. Arfken, Mathematical Methods for Physicists, (Academic, 1985), p. 720.
  9. H. Moya-Cessa, Phys. Rep. 432, 1 (2006). [CrossRef]
  10. S. M. Dutra, P. L. Knight, and H. Moya-Cessa, Phys. Rev. A 48, 3168 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. V. Buzek and T. Quang, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 2447 (1989). [CrossRef]
  12. K. Wodkiewicz and J. H. Eberly, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 458 (1985). [CrossRef]
  13. R. J. Glauber, Phys. Rev. 131, 2766 (1963). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited