INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Preparing arbitrary pure states of spatial qudits with a single phase-only spatial light modulator
J. J. M. VARGA; M. A. SOLÍS-PROSSER; L REBÓN; L. NEVES; S. LEDESMA; C. IEMMI
Santiago de Compostela
Congreso; 23rd ICO conference; 2014
Spatial qudits are D-dimensional (D ≥ 2) quantum systems carrying information encoded in the discretized transverse momentum and position of single photons. We present a method for preparing arbitrary pure states of such systems by using a single phase-only spatial light modulator (SLM). The method relies on the encoding of the complex transmission function corresponding to a given spatial qudit state onto a preset diffraction order of a phase-only grating function addressed at the SLM. Fidelities of preparation above 94% were obtained with this method, which is simpler, less costly, and more efficient than those that require two SLMs for the same purpose.