Reconstruction of mode structure of faint light sources and its applications

Sergey V. Polyakov, Elizabeth A. Goldschmidt, Alan Migdall, Stefan Kück, Fabrizio Piacentini, Giorgio Brida, Ivo P. Degiovanni, Ivano Ruo Berchera, Marco Genovese

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We build upon our newly developed mode reconstruction technique that takes advantage of higher-order photon number statistics. We discuss the application of this technique to practical single-emitters and herald single-photon source analysis. We also examine the importance of this research to fundamental issues of quantum mechanics, proposing new experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014024
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue numberT163
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • High order correlation functions
  • Mode reconstruction
  • Photon-number resolving detection
  • Photon-number statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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