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Journal Articles The European Physical Journal D : Atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics Year : 2001

Effective quantum efficiency in the pulsed homodyne detection of a n-photon state

Abstract

Homodyne detection can be used to perform measurements on various quantum states of the light, such as conditional single photon states produced by parametric fluorescence processes. In the pulsed regime, the time and frequency overlap between the single photon wave packet and the local oscillator eld plays a crucial role. We show in this paper that this overlap can be characterized by an eective quantum effciency, which is explicitly calculated in various situations of experimental interest.
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hal-00554233 , version 1 (10-01-2011)

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Frédéric Grosshans, Philippe Grangier. Effective quantum efficiency in the pulsed homodyne detection of a n-photon state. The European Physical Journal D : Atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics, 2001, 14, pp.119-125. ⟨hal-00554233⟩
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