Husimi's Q(alpha) function and quantum interference in phase space
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Husimi's Q(alpha) function and quantum interference in phase space. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL, 37 (12). pp. 3869-3879. ISSN 0305-4470Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0305-4470/37/12/010
We discuss a phase-space description of the photon number distribution of nonclassical states which is based on Husimi's Q (alpha) function and does not rely on the WKB approximation. We illustrate this approach using the examples of displaced number states and two photon coherent states and show it to provide an efficient method for computing and interpreting the photon number distribution. This result is interesting in particular for the two photon coherent states which, for high squeezing, have the probabilities of even and odd photon numbers oscillating independently.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Date:||26 March 2004|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 3869-3879|
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