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

Mohammad Mirhosseini, Omar S. Magana-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 publication2015 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2015-August
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529688
StatePublished - Aug 10 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2015May 15 2015

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/10/155/15/15

Keywords

  • Azimuthal angle
  • Density measurement
  • Extraterrestrial measurements
  • Optical polarization
  • Photonics
  • Physical optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Mirhosseini, M., Magana-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 2015 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015 (Vol. 2015-August). [7183272] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..