Thermal light manipulation by addition or subtraction of single photons

Year: 2007

Authors: Zavatta A., Parigi V., Bellini M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata-CNR, Largo E. Fermi, 6, I-50125, Florence, Italy; Department of Physics, University of Florence, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy; LENS, Via Nello Carrara 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

Abstract: We report the generation of thermal light states manipulated by the controlled addition or subtraction of single photons. A full tomographic analysis is used to characterize the resulting states and study conditions for nonclassicality.

Conference title: Ninth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, CQO9
Place: Rochester NY, USA