Proceedings of the 4th Central-European Workshop on Quantum Optics (Budmerice
- M. Dakna, L. Knöll, D.-G. Welsch
- 1996), ed. V. Bužek [Act. Phys. Slov. 46, 349…
A method for direct sampling of the exponential moments of canonical phase from the data recorded in balanced homodyne detection is presented. Analytical expressions for the sampling functions are shown which are valid for arbitrary states. A numerical simulation illustrates the applicability of the method and compares it with the direct measurement of phase by means of double homodyning.