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Abstract. A complete set of d + 1 mutually unbiased bases exists in a Hilbert spaces of dimension d, whenever d is a power of a prime. We discuss a simple construction of d+1 disjoint classes (each one having d−1 commuting operators) such that the corresponding eigenstates form sets of unbiased bases. Such a construction works properly for prime dimension.… (More)
Mutually unbiased bases and discrete Wigner functions are closely, but not uniquely related. Such a connection becomes more interesting when the Hilbert space has a dimension that is a power of a primeN = d, which describes a composite system of n qudits. Hence, entanglement naturally enters the picture. Although our results are general, we concentrate on… (More)
We elaborate on the consequences of the factorization of the transfer matrix of any lossless multilayer in terms of three basic matrices of simple interpretation. By considering the bilinear transformation that this transfer matrix induces in the complex plane, we introduce the concept of multilayer transfer function and study its properties in the unit… (More)
The effects of the coating thickness on the physical performance of a Fabry-erot interferometer (FP) are investigated. The FP is modeled as three media separated by two thin films and not merely by two interfaces. We show that the transmitted intensity obeys an Airy function, but not the reflected intensity because of the appearance of a complex factor… (More)
We demonstrate a systematic approach to Heisenberg-limited lithographic image formation using four-mode reciprocal binomial states. By controlling the exposure pattern with a simple bank of birefringent plates, any pixel pattern on a (N+1) x (N+1) grid, occupying a square with the side half a wavelength long, can be generated from a 2N-photon state.
We perform a reconstruction of the polarization sector of the density matrix of an intense polarization squeezed beam starting from a complete set of Stokes measurements. By using an appropriate quasidistribution, we map this onto the Poincaré space, providing a full quantum mechanical characterization of the measured polarization state.
We give a simplified account of the properties of the transfer matrix for a complex one-dimensional potential, paying special attention to the particular instance of unidirectional invisibility. In appropriate variables, invisible potentials appear as performing null rotations, which lead to the helicity-gauge symmetry of massless particles. In hyperbolic… (More)
We determine the range of thicknesses and refractive indices for which omnidirectional reflection from quasiperiodic dielectric multilayers occurs. By resorting to the notion of area under the transmittance curve, we assess in a systematic way the performance of the different Fibonacci multilayers.
We reelaborate on the basic properties of lossless multilayers. We show that the transfer matrices for these multilayers have essentially the same algebraic properties as the Lorentz group SO(2, 1) in a (2 + 1)-dimensional space-time as well as the group SL(2, R) underlying the structure of the ABCD law in geometrical optics. By resorting to the Iwasawa… (More)
The concept of absorption by a metal-dielectric-metal structure is reexamined. The absorber system is modeled as a transparent medium between two absorbing films. We study the conditions for the parameters that ensure null reflectance and transmittance for a fixed wavelength of the incident radiation, and we present explicit expressions for the absorptance… (More)