ar X iv : q ua nt - p h / 05 03 11 1 v 1 11 M ar 2 00 5 Conditional generation of arbitrary single - mode quantum states of light by repeated photon subtractions

Abstract

We propose a scheme for the conditional generation of arbitrary finite superpositions of (squeezed) Fock states in a single mode of a traveling optical field. The suggested setup requires only a source of squeezed states, beam splitters, strong coherent beams, and photodetectors with single-photon sensitivity. The method does not require photodetectors with a high efficiency nor with a singlephoton resolution.

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@inproceedings{Cerf2005arXI, title={ar X iv : q ua nt - p h / 05 03 11 1 v 1 11 M ar 2 00 5 Conditional generation of arbitrary single - mode quantum states of light by repeated photon subtractions}, author={Nicolas J. Cerf}, year={2005} }