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Experimental polarization state tomography using photon counting polarimeters
Author(s): Alexander Ling; Kee Pang Soh; Antía Lamas-Linares; Christian Kurtsiefer
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Paper Abstract

We report on the implementation of a photon counting polarimeter based on a scheme known to be optimal for obtaining the polarization vector of ensembles of spin-1/2 quantum systems. We show how to use this polarimeter to estimate the complete polarization state for generic multi-photon states. State reconstruction using the polarimeter is illustrated by actual measurements on prepared ensembles of one- and two-photon systems. The rate at which the estimated polarization state converges to an asymptote state is also measured and presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6305, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IV, 63050A (29 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678921
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Ling, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Kee Pang Soh, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Antía Lamas-Linares, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Christian Kurtsiefer, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6305:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IV
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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