Correlation measurements with on-off detectors Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a general method to detect nonclassical radiation fields with systems of on-off detectors. We especially study higher order correlations for the identification of nonclassical radiation. This allows us to directly characterize quantum correlations by the statistics measured with systems of on-off detectors. Additionally, we generalize our method to multiple detector systems for measurements of correlations between light fields. We also consider multimode radiation fields and isolate nonclassicality in terms of the space time correlations. Finally, we present results for the quantum statistics using on-off detectors operating in nonlinear detection modes. 2013 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Sperling, J., Vogel, W., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 34

complete list of authors

  • Sperling, J||Vogel, W||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • October 2013