On the response of linear quantum stochastic systems to single-photon inputs and pulse shaping of photon wave packets

Guofeng Zhang, Matthew R. James

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The purpose of this paper is to study the response of linear quantum stochastic systems to continuous mode single photon input fields. Given multi-channel continuous-mode single-photon input fields interacting with a linear quantum optical system which may contain active components, two expressions for the corresponding mean steady state output intensity are derived. In the single channel case, a synthesis theorem is proposed for pulse shaping of single-photon wave packets by all-pass quantum optics networks. Moreover, for the all-pass case, the steady-state states of output fields are derived. Several examples illustrate the main results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 10 Nov 201111 Nov 2011


Conference1st Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011
CityMelbourne, VIC


  • all-pass
  • linear quantum stochastic systems
  • output intensity
  • output state
  • pulse shaping
  • single-photon fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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