Demonstrating higher-order nonclassical effects by photon-added classical states: realistic schemes Academic Article uri icon


  • Detecting nonclassical properties that do not allow classical interpretation of photoelectric counting events is one of the crucial themes in quantum optics. Observation of individual nonclassical effects for a single-mode field, however, has been so far practically confined to sub-Poissonian statistics and quadrature squeezing. We show that a photon-added classical (coherent or thermal) state exhibits generalized nonclassical features in all orders of creation and annihilation operators, thereby becoming a promising candidate for studying higherorder nonclassical effects. Our analysis demonstrates the robustness of these effects against nonideal experimental conditions. © 2009 Optical Society of America.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, J., Kim, J., & Nha, H

citation count

  • 50

complete list of authors

  • Lee, Juhui||Kim, Jaewan||Nha, Hyunchul

publication date

  • June 2009