### Abstract

A free-space interferometer constructed from four polarizing beam splitters is examined. Two non-orthogonal linear polarizations of heavily attenuated pulses of mode-locked laser light formed the states to discriminated. On the average, there are 0.1 photons per pulse, ensuring that the probability of two photons in the system at any one time was 1 in 200. The recombined light emerging from the interferometer is analyzed using a half-waveplate and a polarizing beam splitter.

Language | English |
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Title of host publication | 2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference |

Place of Publication | Piscataway, NJ |

Publisher | IEEE |

Number of pages | 1 |

ISBN (Print) | 0780363183 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Jan 2000 |

Event | 2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France Duration: 10 Sep 2000 → 15 Sep 2000 |

### Conference

Conference | 2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) |
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City | Nice, France |

Period | 10/09/00 → 15/09/00 |

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### Keywords

- free-space interferometer
- non-orthogonal linear polarizations
- polarizing beam splitter

### Cite this

*2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference*Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IQEC.2000.908070

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*2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference .*IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000), Nice, France, 10/09/00. https://doi.org/10.1109/IQEC.2000.908070

**Error-free discrimination between two non-orthogonal states.** / Clarke, R.; Riis, E.; Barnett, S.M.; Jeffers, J.; Chefles, A.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book

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