A balanced homodyne detector and local oscillator shaping for measuring optical Schrödinger cat states
Thomas Gerrits, Scott C. Glancy, Sae Woo Nam
We present our implementation of an optical homodyne detector used to measure optical Schrödinger cat states. We show how we minimized the losses and mode-mismatches associated with homodyne detection, which become important when measuring non-classical states of light. We present a pulse shaping scheme applied to the local oscillator to improve its temporal mode overlap with the non-classical state.
, Glancy, S.
and Nam, S.
A balanced homodyne detector and local oscillator shaping for measuring optical Schrödinger cat states, SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2011, Orlando, FL, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.885486
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