Quantum projection synthesis can be used for phase-probability-distribution measurement and optical-state truncation and preparation. The method relies on interfering optical light beams, which is a major challenge in experiments performed by pulsed light sources. In the pulsed regime, the time frequency overlap of the interfering light beams has a major impact on the efficiency of the method. In this paper, the pulse-mode projection-synthesis approach is developed, the mode structures of interfering light beams are characterized, and the effect of this overlap on the fidelity of optical-state truncation and preparation is investigated. By introducing the positive-operator-valued measure for the detection events in the scheme, the effect of mode mismatch between the photon-counting detectors and the incident light beams is also presented. 5555 2002 The American Physical Society.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics