Reconstruction of the probability density function by means of the degree of polarization for one-photon mixed states

Łukasz Michalik , Andrzej Domański

Abstract

In this paper the authors discuss an alternative way for reconstructing one-photon mixed states of a partially polarized optical field. The task is to represent the probability density distribution describing these kind of states with the Stokes parameters which also characterize the effective state of polarization. These parameters can be measured by means of the degree of polarization with an experimental setup containing a rotating linear polarizer and a circular polarizer. A thought experiment is presented which assumes that the measurement is undertaken on an analyzed beam coupled with a reference beam containing photons polarized in a well-known way. The method discussed in the paper is an alternative for the most commonly used quantum tomography approach.
Author Łukasz Michalik (FP / OPD)
Łukasz Michalik,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Andrzej Domański (FP / OPD)
Andrzej Domański,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
Journal seriesCENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, ISSN 1895-1082
Issue year2013
Vol11
No4
Pages512-517
Keywords in Englishquantum optics; photons; state reconstruction; quasiprobability function; degree of polarization
ASJC Classification3100 General Physics and Astronomy
DOIDOI:10.2478/s11534-013-0185-5
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.2478%2Fs11534-013-0185-5
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 22-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 22-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators GS Citations = 1.0; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.077 (2) - 2013=0.871 (5)
Citation count*1 (2015-05-31)
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