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Homodyne detection of optical cat states generated by squeezed light photon subtraction

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Author(s)

Thomas Gerrits, Tracy S. Clement, Scott C. Glancy, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin, Emanuel H. Knill

Abstract

We have experimentally created and measured an optical Schrödinger Cat State. The method relies on single photon subtraction off a squeezed vacuum state and conditioning a homodyne measurement on the detection of that photon.
Proceedings Title
Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing
Conference Dates
August 19-24, 2008
Conference Location
Calgary, CA

Keywords

homodyne, Schrödinger cat, squeezed light, squeezed vacuum, Wigner distribution

Citation

Gerrits, T. , Clement, T. , Glancy, S. , Nam, S. , Mirin, R. and Knill, E. (2008), Homodyne detection of optical cat states generated by squeezed light photon subtraction, Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing, Calgary, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=33008 (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created August 19, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017