Reconstruction of non-classical cavity field states with snapshots of their decoherence

@article{Deleglise2008ReconstructionON,
  title={Reconstruction of non-classical cavity field states with snapshots of their decoherence},
  author={Samuel Deleglise and Igor Dotsenko and Cl{\'e}ment Sayrin and Julien Bernu and M. Brune and Jean-Michel Raimond and Serge Haroche},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={455},
  pages={510-514}
}
The state of a microscopic system encodes its complete quantum description, from which the probabilities of all measurement outcomes are inferred. Being a statistical concept, the state cannot be obtained from a single system realization, but can instead be reconstructed from an ensemble of copies through measurements on different realizations. Reconstructing the state of a set of trapped particles shielded from their environment is an important step in the investigation of the quantum… 

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