Jan Sperling, Andreas Eckstein, W.R. Clements, Meritt Moore, Jelmer Renema, Steven Kolthammer,
, , , Ian Walmsley, G.S. Agarwal, Wolfgang Vogel
In our work, we introduce and apply a detector-independent method to uncover nonclassicality. In this contribution, we extend those techniques and give more details on the performed nalysis. We derive the general structure of the positive-operator-valued measurement operators that describe multiplexing layouts with arbitrary detectors. From the resulting quantum version of multinomial statistics, we infer nonclassicality probes based on a matrix of normally ordered moments. We discuss these criteria and apply them to our data which are measured with superconducting transition-edge sensors. Our experiment produces heralded multi-photon states from a parametric down-conversion light source. We show that the notions of sub-Poisson and sub-binomial light can be deduced from our general approach and we establish the concept of sub-multinomial light, which is shown to outperform the former two concepts of nonclassicality for our data.
Physical Review A
nonclassical light, transition edge sensor