Direct measurement of an one-million-dimensional photonic state

  title={Direct measurement of an one-million-dimensional photonic state},
  author={Zhimin Shi and Mohammad Mirhosseini and Jessica Margiewicz and Mehul Malik and Freida Rivera and Ziyi Zhu and Robert W. Boyd},
  journal={2016 Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS)},
The state vector of a pure quantum system is a set of complex probability amplitudes used for describing the system in each state of a given Hilbert space. Characterizing the state of a quantum system is crucial for fundamental studies in quantum mechanics as well as for manipulating and utilizing quantum systems for practical applications.Here we describe a scan-free direct measurement approach [1] that is capable of simultaneously measuring the entire state vector of a pure quantum system… 
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