Measurement-induced nonclassical states from a coherent state heralded by Knill–Laflamme–Milburn-type interference

Xue-xiang Xu, Hong-chun Yuan, Shan-jun Ma
2016 Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics  
We theoretically generate nonclassical states from coherent state heralded by Knill-Laflamme-Milburn (KLM)-type SU(3) interference. Injecting a coherent state in signal mode and two single-photon sources in other two auxiliary modes of SU(3) interferometry, a broad class of useful nonclassical states are obtained in the output signal port after making two single-photon-counting measurements in the two output auxiliary modes. The nonclassical properties, in terms of anti-bunching effect and
more » ... zing effect as well as the negativity of the Wigner function, are studied in detail by adjusting the interaction parameters. The results show that the input coherent state can be transformed into non-Gaussian states with higher nonclassicality after measurement induction. The maximum squeezing of our generated states can be arrived at about 1.9 dB.
doi:10.1364/josab.33.001322 fatcat:vgs2cpsf2jaaxkc2hi4cqh2ada