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29 April 2009 Wigner function reconstruction by hybrid photodetectors in the linear regime
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We present an experimental scheme for the reconstruction of the Wigner function of optical states. The method is based on direct intensity measurements by non-ideal photodetectors operated in the linear regime. We mix, at a beam-splitter, the signal state with a set of coherent probes of known complex amplitudes, and measure the probability distribution of the detected photons for each probe. The Wigner function is given by a suitable sum of those probability distributions. For comparison, the same data are analyzed to obtain the number distributions and the Wigner functions for photons.
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Maria Bondani, Alessia Allevi, and Alessandra Andreoni "Wigner function reconstruction by hybrid photodetectors in the linear regime", Proc. SPIE 7320, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques III, 732008 (29 April 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818151
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