Transverse-mode beam splitter of a light beam and its application to quantum cryptography

Hiroyuki Sasada, Megumi Okamoto

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Abstract

The modified Mach-Zehnder interferometer decomposes the incident SLTM beam into even and odd components in regard to the mirror reflection. When the beam is either x- or y-polarized, the interferometer splits into HG10 and HG01 components just like a polarization beam splitter. The transverse modes of the light beam have infinite numbers of mutually orthogonal bases, whereas there are only two degrees of freedom for polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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