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Generalized Theoretical Approach for Analysing Optical Experiments

@article{Maitra2019GeneralizedTA,
  title={Generalized Theoretical Approach for Analysing Optical Experiments},
  author={Arpita Maitra and Suvra Shekhar Das},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  year={2019}
}
A generalized approach towards modelling any optical experiment is presented. Beam splitter and phase retarders are described in terms of annihilation and creation operators. We notice that such description provides us a better way to analyze any optical experiment mathematically than Jones matrix algebra. We represent polarization of photon in Fock state basis. We consider recently demonstrated wave-particle superposition generation experiment (Nature Communication, 2017) and Passive BB84 with… 

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