Generalized modular values with non-classical pointer states

  • Yusuf TurekEmail author
  • Taximaiti Yusufu
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In this study, we investigate the generalized modular value scheme based on non-classical pointer states. We consider a typical von Neumann measurement with a discrete quantum pointer, where the pointer is a projection operator onto one of the states of the basis of the pointer Hilbert space. We separately calculate the conditional probabilities, Qm factors, and signal-to-noise ratios of quadrature operators of coherent, coherent squeezed, and Schrödinger cat pointer states and find that the non-classical pointer states can increase the negativity of the field and precision of measurement compared with semi-classical states in generalized measurement problems characterized by the modular value.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Xinjiang Normal UniversityUrumqi, XinjiangP.R. China
  2. 2.Laboratory of Novel Light Source and Micronano-Optics, Xinjiang Normal UniversityUrumqi, XinjiangP.R. China

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