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Opt Express. 2013 Mar 11;21(5):5309-17. doi: 10.1364/OE.21.005309.

Experimental generation of multi-photon Fock states.

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  • 1Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK. m.cooper1@physics.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the generation of multi-photon Fock states with up to three photons in well-defined spatial-temporal modes synchronized with a classical clock. The states are characterized using quantum optical homodyne tomography to ensure mode selectivity. The three-photon Fock states are probabilistically generated by pulsed spontaneous parametric down conversion at a rate of one per second, enabling complete characterization in 12 hours.

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