Polarimetric measurements of single-photon geometric phases

Ortiz O., Yugra Y., Rosario A., Sihuincha J.C., Loredo J.C., Andres M.V. and De Zela F. (2014) Polarimetric measurements of single-photon geometric phases. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 89 1: 012124.1-012124.8. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.89.012124

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Author Ortiz O.
Yugra Y.
Rosario A.
Sihuincha J.C.
Loredo J.C.
Andres M.V.
De Zela F.
Title Polarimetric measurements of single-photon geometric phases
Journal name Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2947
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevA.89.012124
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 89
Issue 1
Start page 012124.1
End page 012124.8
Total pages 8
Place of publication College Park, United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract We report polarimetric measurements of geometric phases that are generated by evolving polarized photons along nongeodesic trajectories on the Poincaré sphere. The core of our polarimetric array consists of seven wave plates that are traversed by a single-photon beam. With this array, any SU(2) transformation can be realized. By exploiting the gauge invariance of geometric phases under U(1) local transformations, we nullify the dynamical contribution to the total phase, thereby making the latter coincide with the geometric phase. We demonstrate our arrangement to be insensitive to various sources of noise entering it. This makes the single-beam, polarimetric array a promising, versatile tool for testing robustness of geometric phases against noise.
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