Generation of single photons and Schrödinger kitten states of light

2015-03-09T10:58:44Z (GMT) by Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen

PhD thesis, defended at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science in September 2008.

The thesis details our experimental efforts on generating highly non-classical states of a beam of light using the processes of down-conversion/quadrature squeezing and photon subtraction, as well as the complete characterization of these using homodyne tomographic measurements.