Optical Schrodinger-cat states in a directional coupler

J. Janszky, A. Petak, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, P. Adam

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Abstract

The evolution of an optical Schrodinger-cat state in a linear coupler is presented. It is shown how the quantum interference of the cat state deteriorates and recovers along the channels of the device. A similar behaviour of the photon number distribution pattern is noted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number004
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalQuantum and Semiclassical Optics: Journal of the European Optical Society Part B
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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