Spatial reshaping of a squeezed state of light
ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
2 Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, ENS, CNRS, Paris, France
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Published online: 3 December 2010
Reshaping the spatial profile, or mode, of a quantum state of light is one of the challenges in many quantum optics applications. We test the noise properties of a universal programmable mode converter and demonstrate that it can reshape the spatial mode of a beam while retaining its quantum properties. No detectable amount of noise is added to the light and only the standard transmission losses through conventional optical elements are found to affect the non-classical nature of the transformed light.
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2010