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A balanced homodyne detector and local oscillator shaping for measuring optical Schrödinger cat states
Author(s): T. Gerrits; S. Glancy; S. W. Nam
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Paper Abstract

We present our implementation of an optical homodyne detector used to measure optical Schrödinger cat states. We show how we minimized the losses and mode-mismatches associated with homodyne detection, which become important when measuring non-classical states of light. We present a pulse-shaping scheme applied to the local oscillator to improve its temporal mode overlap with the non-classical state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8033, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V, 80330X (13 May 2011);
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T. Gerrits, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
S. Glancy, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
S. W. Nam, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8033:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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