The Effect of Measurement on Interference in Phase-Space

  • Gerard J. Milburn
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 190)

Abstract

In a recent paper Schleich and Wheeler have shown that the oscillations in the tail of the photon number distribution for squeezed light may be explained in terms of “interference in phase-space”.(1) In this paper the concept of phase-space interference will be developed in terms of the Q-function of quantum optics. While this approach is quite different to that of Schleich and Wheeler, the result is of course the same. The use of the Q-function permits a direct comparison of the quantum result with that expected classically.

Keywords

Coherent State Interference Fringe Probability Amplitude Rotational Sheer Photon Number Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard J. Milburn
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  1. 1.Department of Physics & Theoretical PhysicsAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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