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Autocorrelation functions: a useful tool for both state and detector characterisation

  • Giovanni Chesi EMAIL logo , Alessia Allevi and Maria Bondani

Abstract

The calculation of autocorrelation functions represents a routinely used tool to characterise quantum states of light. In this paper, we evaluate the g(2) function for detected photons in the case of mesoscopic multi-mode twin-beam states in order to fully investigate their statistical properties starting from measurable quantities. Moreover, we show that the second-order autocorrelation function is also useful to estimate the spurious effects affecting the employed Silicon-photomultiplier detectors.

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Received: 2018-11-11
Accepted: 2019-03-05
Published Online: 2019-09-18
Published in Print: 2019-01-01

© 2019 Giovanni Chesi et al., published by De Gruyter Open

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