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Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions

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Author(s)

Scott C. Glancy, Hilma M. Vasconcelos

Abstract

We discuss several methods to produce superpositions of optical coherent states (also known as "cat states"). Cat states have remarkable properties which could allow them to be powerful tools for quantum information processing and metrology. A number of proposals for how one can produce cat states have appeared in the literature in recent years. We will review several of these proposals and examine how each would perform in a realistic experiment.
Citation
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
Volume
25
Issue
5

Keywords

coherent state superposition, linear optics, Schroedinger cat state.

Citation

Glancy, S. and Vasconcelos, H. (2008), Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions, Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=150529 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created May 1, 2008, Updated January 27, 2020