Local sampling of phase-space distributions by cascaded optical homodyning

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R39-R42
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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