Exploiting the wide dynamic range of silicon photomultipliers for quantum optics applications
Department of Science and High Technology, University of Insubria, Via Valleggio 11, I-22100, Como, Italy
2 Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, IFN-CNR, Via Valleggio 11, I-22100, Como, Italy
3 INFN Section of Milano Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 3, I-20126, Milano, Italy
Accepted: 28 January 2021
Published online: 6 February 2021
Silicon photomultipliers are photon-number-resolving detectors endowed with hundreds of cells enabling them to reveal high-populated quantum optical states. In this paper, we address such a goal by showing the possible acquisition strategies that can be adopted and discussing their advantages and limitations. In particular, we determine the best acquisition solution in order to properly reveal the nature, either classical or nonclassical, of mesoscopic quantum optical states.
PACS: 42.50.-p – / 42.50.Ar – / 42.65.Lm – / 85.60.Gz –
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