Probing Quantum Rules with Single-Photon Creation and Annihilation Operators

Year: 2008

Authors: Zavatta A., Parigi V., Kim M.S., 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; School of Mathematics and Physics, The Queen

Abstract: We experimentally apply simple sequences of photon creation and annihilation operators to a light field. By a tomographic analysis of the resulting light states we provide the first direct test of quantum non-commutativity.

Conference title: Quantum Entanglement and Decoherence: 3rd International Conference on Quantum Information (ICQI)

KeyWords: Quantum optics, Annihilation operators; Light fields; Photon creation; Quantum rules; Tomographic, Quantum theory