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Nonclassical states of quantum light in polarization optics: fundamentals and some applications
Author(s): Valery P. Karassiov
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Paper Abstract

The notion and main conceptual and operational characteristics of the polarization state of quantum radiation are defined within the framework of the P - quasispin formalism developed earlier by the author. This state is shown to be described fully by the polarization density matrix obtained via reducing the field density operator. Basic operational quantities (quantum polarization degree, polarization "noises" , etc.), measured in quantum experiments and displaying peculiarities of polarization states, are defined with the help of P - quasispin components. The idea and features of polarization nonclassical states of quantum light are discussed. In this approach a series of nonclassical states of the biphoton radiation, manifesting unusual (for classical optics) polarization features, are analyzed. Some of applied possibilities of such states are briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6181, Photon Echo and Coherent Spectroscopy 2005, 618108 (9 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675011
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Valery P. Karassiov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6181:
Photon Echo and Coherent Spectroscopy 2005
Vitaly V. Samartsev, Editor(s)

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