We propose the determination of phase-space distributions of optical fields by cascaded optical homodyning, where phase-randomized balanced homodyning is used for measuring the output photon-number statistics of an unbalanced homodyne detection scheme. The phase-space point of interest is controlled by the complex amplitude of the local oscillator and a universal sampling function is sufficient for mapping the measured quadrature statistics onto the phase-space distribution.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics