Reconstruction of a multimode entangled state using a two-photon phase-sensitive linear amplifier Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose a model for the measurement of an arbitrary multimode entangled state of the cavity field using two-photon correlated emission laser. We consider two cases: (a) The modes have different frequencies and are detected separately and (b) the modes consist of two orthogonal polarization states and are detected using a single balanced homodyne detector. The basic idea is to amplify the initial multimode state such that there is no-noise in the quadrature of interest and all the noise is fed into the conjugate quadrature component. The amplified noise-free quadrature is prepared in different phases and then corresponding quadrature distribution is measured. The Wigner function of the initial multimode entangled state is then reconstructed by using inverse Radon transformation. This scheme is insensitive to the noise associated with the nonunit efficiency of the detector in the homodyne detection measurement scheme. 2003 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ahmad, M., Qamar, S., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • April 2003