Realizing a variable isotropic depolarizer

Assaf Shaham, Hagai S. Eisenberg*

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We demonstrate an isotropic depolarizing channel with a controllable degree of depolarization. The depolarizer is composed of four birefringent crystals and half-wave plates. Quantum process tomography results of the depolarization effect on single photons agree well with the theoretical prediction. This depolarizer can be used to test quantum communication protocols with photons.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2643-2645
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012


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