Detection of nonclassical oscillations in phase space by cascaded optical homodyning

Z. Kis, T. Kiss, J. Janszky, P. Adam, S. Wallentowitz, W. Vogel

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We discuss a recently proposed scheme for the reconstruction of the quantum state of a one-mode traveling light wave. In the cascaded homodyning scheme the balanced and unbalanced principles of homodyning are combined. We present here a derivation of the universal sampling function by inverting the Radon transformation occurring in the second stage of the setup. The sampling function possesses a simple structure, which is independent of the location of the phase-space point. This latter property makes it a promising tool for detecting nonclassical oscillations in quasiprobability functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalLaser Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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