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Direct Measurement of the Photon’s Spatial Wave Function

Mirhosseini, Mohammad and Lundeen, Jeff S. and Boyd, Robert W. (2019) Direct Measurement of the Photon’s Spatial Wave Function. In: Quantum Photonics: Pioneering Advances and Emerging Applications. Springer Series in Optical Sciences. No.217. Springer , Cham, pp. 25-49. ISBN 9783319984001.

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We overview recent progress in the tomography of structured light fields, with an emphasis on the method of direct measurement. Direct measurement provides a scalable and easy- to-implement approach for characterizing the transverse structure of single photons. This protocol is particularly attractive in light of the emerging role of high-dimensional optical states as a resource for encoding quantum information. We present a summary of various implementations of this technique that aim to characterize the spatial degree of freedom of the optical field.

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Additional Information:© 2019 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. First Online 20 February 2019. MM and RWB acknowledge support by the US Office of Naval Research. JL and RWB acknowledge support by the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.
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