Direct measurement of the quantum density matrix in the basis of azimuthal angle

Mohammad Mirhosseini, Omar S. Magaña-Loaiza, Seyed Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani, Changchen Chen, Ebrahim Karimi, Robert W. Boyd

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Abstract

We theoretically propose and experimentally demonstrate a method for directly measuring the density matrix of an unknown quantum system in the basis of azimuthal angle. We apply our method for characterizing 7-dimensional pure and mixed superpositions of orbital-angular-momentum modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages1551p
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529688
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventCLEO: QELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2015May 15 2015

Other

OtherCLEO: QELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/10/155/15/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mirhosseini, M., Magaña-Loaiza, O. S., Hashemi Rafsanjani, S. M., Chen, C., Karimi, E., & Boyd, R. W. (2015). Direct measurement of the quantum density matrix in the basis of azimuthal angle. In CLEO: QELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015 (pp. 1551p). Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2015.FTu4A.2