Quantum polarization tomography of bright squeezed light

  title={Quantum polarization tomography of bright squeezed light},
  author={Christian R. Muller and Bohumil Stoklasa and Christian Gabriel and Christian Peuntinger and Jaroslav Řeh{\'a}{\vc}ek and Zdeněk Hradil and Andrei B. Klimov and Gerd Leuchs and Christoph Marquardt and Luis L. S{\'a}nchez-Soto},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
We reconstruct the polarization sector of a bright polarization squeezed beam starting from a complete set of Stokes measurements. Given the symmetry that underlies the polarization structure of quantum fields, we use the unique SU(2) Wigner distribution to represent states. In the limit of localized bright states, the Wigner function can be approximated by an inverse three-dimensional Radon transform. We compare this direct reconstruction with the results of a maximum likelihood estimation… 

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