For a review, see A. I. Lvovsky and M. G. Raymer, “Continuous-variable optical quantum state tomography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 299-332 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Light statistics by non-calibrated linear photodetectors,” Adv. Sci. Lett. 2, 463-468 (2009).

[CrossRef]

K. Laiho, M. Avenhaus, K. N. Cassemiro, and Ch. Silberhorn, “Direct probing of the Wigner function by time-multiplexed detection of photon statistics,” New J. Phys. 11, 043012 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, A. Agliati, and A. Andreoni, “Self-consistent characterization of light statistics,” J. Mod. Opt. 56, 226-231 (2009).

[CrossRef]

A. Andreoni and M. Bondani, “Photon statistics in the macroscopic realm measured without photon-counters,” Phys. Rev. A 80, 013819 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Wigner function of pulsed fields by direct detection,” Opt. Lett. 34, 1444-1446 (2009).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

H. Vahlbrouch, M. Mehmet, S. Chelkowski, B. Hage, A. Franzen, N. Lastzka, S. Goßler, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Observation of squeezed light with 10-dB quantum-noise reduction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033602 (2008).

[CrossRef]

A. Ourjoumtsev, A. Dantan, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Increasing entanglement between Gaussian states by coherent photon subtraction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030502 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Zavatta, V. Parigi, and M. Bellini, “Experimental nonclassicality of single-photon-added thermal light states,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 052106 (2007).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, G. Zambra, M. G. A. Paris, and A. Andreoni, “Sub-shot-noise photon-number correlation in a mesoscopic twin-beam of light,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 013833 (2007).

[CrossRef]

A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Quantum homodyne tomography of a two-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 213601 (2006).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, “Non-classical field characterization by high-frequency, time-domain quantum homodyne tomography,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 3-16 (2006).

[CrossRef]

J. Wenger, A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Time-resolved homodyne characterization of individual quadrature-entangled pulses,” Eur. Phys. J. D 32, 391-396 (2005).

[CrossRef]

J. Wenger, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Pulsed homodyne measurements of femtosecond squeezed pulses generated by single-pass parametric deamplification,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1267-1269 (2004).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Achilles, C. Silberhorn, C. Sliwá, K. Banaszek, I. A. Walmsley, M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, “Photon-number-resolving detection using time-multiplexing,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1499-1515 (2004).

E. Waks, E. Diamanti, B. C. Sanders, S. D. Bartlett, and Y. Yamamoto, “Direct observation of nonclassical photon statistics in parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 113602 (2004).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

G. Zambra, M. Bondani, A. S. Spinelli, and A. Andreoni, “Counting photoelectrons in the response of a photomultiplier tube to single picosecond light pulses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2762-2765 (2004).

[CrossRef]

J. Wenger, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Non-Gaussian statistics from individual pulses of squeezed light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 153601 (2004).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, O. Haderka, J. Peřina, Jr., and M. Hamar, “Multiple-photon resolving fiber-loop detector,” Phys. Rev. A 67, 061801(R) (2003).

[CrossRef]

K. Banaszek, A. Dragan, K. Wódkiewicz, and C. Radzewicz, “Direct measurement of optical quasi-distribution functions: Multimode theory and homodyne tests of Bell's inequalities,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 043803 (2002).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky and S. A. Babichev, “Synthesis and tomographic characterization of the displaced Fock state of light,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 011801(R) (2002).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, “Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

K. Banaszek, C. Radzewicz, K. Wódkiewicz, and J. S. Krasiński, “Direct measurement of the Wigner function by photon counting,” Phys. Rev. A 60, 674-677 (1999).

[CrossRef]

J. Kim, S. Takeuchi, Y. Yamamoto, and H. H. Hogue, “Multiphoton detection using visible light photon counter,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 902-904 (1999).

[CrossRef]

A. V. Akindinov, A. N. Martemianov, P. A. Polozov, V. M. Golovin, and E. A. Grigoriev, “New results on MRS APDs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 387, 231-234 (1997).

[CrossRef]

K. Banaszek and K. Wódkiewicz, “Direct probing of quantum phase space by photon counting,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4344-4347 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. T. Smithey, M. Beck, M. G. Raymer, and A. Faridani, “Measurement of the Wigner distribution and the density matrix of a light mode using optical homodyne tomography: Application to squeezed states and the vacuum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1244-1247 (1993).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

K. Vogel and H. Risken, “Determination of quasiprobability distributions in terms of probability distributions for the rotated quadrature phase,” Phys. Rev. A 40, 2847-2849(R) (1989).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

K. E. Cahill and R. J. Glauber, “Density operators and quasi-probability distributions,” Phys. Rev. 177, 1882-1902 (1969).

[CrossRef]

F. T. Arecchi, “Measurement of the statistical distribution of Gaussian and laser sources,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 912-916 (1965).

[CrossRef]

L. Mandel, E. C. G. Sudarshan, and E. Wolf, “Theory of photoelectric detection of light fluctuations,” Proc. Phys. Soc. London 84, 435-444 (1964).

[CrossRef]

D. Achilles, C. Silberhorn, C. Sliwá, K. Banaszek, I. A. Walmsley, M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, “Photon-number-resolving detection using time-multiplexing,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1499-1515 (2004).

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, A. Agliati, and A. Andreoni, “Self-consistent characterization of light statistics,” J. Mod. Opt. 56, 226-231 (2009).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, “Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. V. Akindinov, A. N. Martemianov, P. A. Polozov, V. M. Golovin, and E. A. Grigoriev, “New results on MRS APDs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 387, 231-234 (1997).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Light statistics by non-calibrated linear photodetectors,” Adv. Sci. Lett. 2, 463-468 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, A. Agliati, and A. Andreoni, “Self-consistent characterization of light statistics,” J. Mod. Opt. 56, 226-231 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Wigner function of pulsed fields by direct detection,” Opt. Lett. 34, 1444-1446 (2009).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, G. Zambra, M. G. A. Paris, and A. Andreoni, “Sub-shot-noise photon-number correlation in a mesoscopic twin-beam of light,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 013833 (2007).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Wigner function of pulsed fields by direct detection,” Opt. Lett. 34, 1444-1446 (2009).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, A. Agliati, and A. Andreoni, “Self-consistent characterization of light statistics,” J. Mod. Opt. 56, 226-231 (2009).

[CrossRef]

A. Andreoni and M. Bondani, “Photon statistics in the macroscopic realm measured without photon-counters,” Phys. Rev. A 80, 013819 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Light statistics by non-calibrated linear photodetectors,” Adv. Sci. Lett. 2, 463-468 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, G. Zambra, M. G. A. Paris, and A. Andreoni, “Sub-shot-noise photon-number correlation in a mesoscopic twin-beam of light,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 013833 (2007).

[CrossRef]

G. Zambra, M. Bondani, A. S. Spinelli, and A. Andreoni, “Counting photoelectrons in the response of a photomultiplier tube to single picosecond light pulses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2762-2765 (2004).

[CrossRef]

F. T. Arecchi, “Measurement of the statistical distribution of Gaussian and laser sources,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 912-916 (1965).

[CrossRef]

K. Laiho, M. Avenhaus, K. N. Cassemiro, and Ch. Silberhorn, “Direct probing of the Wigner function by time-multiplexed detection of photon statistics,” New J. Phys. 11, 043012 (2009).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky and S. A. Babichev, “Synthesis and tomographic characterization of the displaced Fock state of light,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 011801(R) (2002).

[CrossRef]

D. Achilles, C. Silberhorn, C. Sliwá, K. Banaszek, I. A. Walmsley, M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, “Photon-number-resolving detection using time-multiplexing,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1499-1515 (2004).

K. Banaszek, A. Dragan, K. Wódkiewicz, and C. Radzewicz, “Direct measurement of optical quasi-distribution functions: Multimode theory and homodyne tests of Bell's inequalities,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 043803 (2002).

[CrossRef]

K. Banaszek, C. Radzewicz, K. Wódkiewicz, and J. S. Krasiński, “Direct measurement of the Wigner function by photon counting,” Phys. Rev. A 60, 674-677 (1999).

[CrossRef]

K. Banaszek and K. Wódkiewicz, “Direct probing of quantum phase space by photon counting,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4344-4347 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

E. Waks, E. Diamanti, B. C. Sanders, S. D. Bartlett, and Y. Yamamoto, “Direct observation of nonclassical photon statistics in parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 113602 (2004).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. T. Smithey, M. Beck, M. G. Raymer, and A. Faridani, “Measurement of the Wigner distribution and the density matrix of a light mode using optical homodyne tomography: Application to squeezed states and the vacuum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1244-1247 (1993).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Zavatta, V. Parigi, and M. Bellini, “Experimental nonclassicality of single-photon-added thermal light states,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 052106 (2007).

[CrossRef]

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, “Non-classical field characterization by high-frequency, time-domain quantum homodyne tomography,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 3-16 (2006).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, “Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Andreoni and M. Bondani, “Photon statistics in the macroscopic realm measured without photon-counters,” Phys. Rev. A 80, 013819 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, A. Agliati, and A. Andreoni, “Self-consistent characterization of light statistics,” J. Mod. Opt. 56, 226-231 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Wigner function of pulsed fields by direct detection,” Opt. Lett. 34, 1444-1446 (2009).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Light statistics by non-calibrated linear photodetectors,” Adv. Sci. Lett. 2, 463-468 (2009).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, G. Zambra, M. G. A. Paris, and A. Andreoni, “Sub-shot-noise photon-number correlation in a mesoscopic twin-beam of light,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 013833 (2007).

[CrossRef]

G. Zambra, M. Bondani, A. S. Spinelli, and A. Andreoni, “Counting photoelectrons in the response of a photomultiplier tube to single picosecond light pulses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2762-2765 (2004).

[CrossRef]

K. E. Cahill and R. J. Glauber, “Density operators and quasi-probability distributions,” Phys. Rev. 177, 1882-1902 (1969).

[CrossRef]

E. Casini and A. Martinelli are preparing a manuscript to be called “A family of distributions stable with respect to random sums.”

K. Laiho, M. Avenhaus, K. N. Cassemiro, and Ch. Silberhorn, “Direct probing of the Wigner function by time-multiplexed detection of photon statistics,” New J. Phys. 11, 043012 (2009).

[CrossRef]

H. Vahlbrouch, M. Mehmet, S. Chelkowski, B. Hage, A. Franzen, N. Lastzka, S. Goßler, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Observation of squeezed light with 10-dB quantum-noise reduction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033602 (2008).

[CrossRef]

A. Ourjoumtsev, A. Dantan, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Increasing entanglement between Gaussian states by coherent photon subtraction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030502 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

H. Vahlbrouch, M. Mehmet, S. Chelkowski, B. Hage, A. Franzen, N. Lastzka, S. Goßler, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Observation of squeezed light with 10-dB quantum-noise reduction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033602 (2008).

[CrossRef]

E. Waks, E. Diamanti, B. C. Sanders, S. D. Bartlett, and Y. Yamamoto, “Direct observation of nonclassical photon statistics in parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 113602 (2004).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

K. Banaszek, A. Dragan, K. Wódkiewicz, and C. Radzewicz, “Direct measurement of optical quasi-distribution functions: Multimode theory and homodyne tests of Bell's inequalities,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 043803 (2002).

[CrossRef]

D. T. Smithey, M. Beck, M. G. Raymer, and A. Faridani, “Measurement of the Wigner distribution and the density matrix of a light mode using optical homodyne tomography: Application to squeezed states and the vacuum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1244-1247 (1993).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Achilles, C. Silberhorn, C. Sliwá, K. Banaszek, I. A. Walmsley, M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, “Photon-number-resolving detection using time-multiplexing,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1499-1515 (2004).

D. Achilles, C. Silberhorn, C. Sliwá, K. Banaszek, I. A. Walmsley, M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, “Photon-number-resolving detection using time-multiplexing,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1499-1515 (2004).

H. Vahlbrouch, M. Mehmet, S. Chelkowski, B. Hage, A. Franzen, N. Lastzka, S. Goßler, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Observation of squeezed light with 10-dB quantum-noise reduction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033602 (2008).

[CrossRef]

K. E. Cahill and R. J. Glauber, “Density operators and quasi-probability distributions,” Phys. Rev. 177, 1882-1902 (1969).

[CrossRef]

A. V. Akindinov, A. N. Martemianov, P. A. Polozov, V. M. Golovin, and E. A. Grigoriev, “New results on MRS APDs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 387, 231-234 (1997).

[CrossRef]

H. Vahlbrouch, M. Mehmet, S. Chelkowski, B. Hage, A. Franzen, N. Lastzka, S. Goßler, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Observation of squeezed light with 10-dB quantum-noise reduction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033602 (2008).

[CrossRef]

A. Ourjoumtsev, A. Dantan, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Increasing entanglement between Gaussian states by coherent photon subtraction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030502 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Quantum homodyne tomography of a two-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 213601 (2006).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. Wenger, A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Time-resolved homodyne characterization of individual quadrature-entangled pulses,” Eur. Phys. J. D 32, 391-396 (2005).

[CrossRef]

J. Wenger, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Non-Gaussian statistics from individual pulses of squeezed light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 153601 (2004).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. Wenger, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Pulsed homodyne measurements of femtosecond squeezed pulses generated by single-pass parametric deamplification,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1267-1269 (2004).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. V. Akindinov, A. N. Martemianov, P. A. Polozov, V. M. Golovin, and E. A. Grigoriev, “New results on MRS APDs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 387, 231-234 (1997).

[CrossRef]

J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, O. Haderka, J. Peřina, Jr., and M. Hamar, “Multiple-photon resolving fiber-loop detector,” Phys. Rev. A 67, 061801(R) (2003).

[CrossRef]

H. Vahlbrouch, M. Mehmet, S. Chelkowski, B. Hage, A. Franzen, N. Lastzka, S. Goßler, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Observation of squeezed light with 10-dB quantum-noise reduction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033602 (2008).

[CrossRef]

J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, O. Haderka, J. Peřina, Jr., and M. Hamar, “Multiple-photon resolving fiber-loop detector,” Phys. Rev. A 67, 061801(R) (2003).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, “Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. Kim, S. Takeuchi, Y. Yamamoto, and H. H. Hogue, “Multiphoton detection using visible light photon counter,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 902-904 (1999).

[CrossRef]

J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, O. Haderka, J. Peřina, Jr., and M. Hamar, “Multiple-photon resolving fiber-loop detector,” Phys. Rev. A 67, 061801(R) (2003).

[CrossRef]

D. Achilles, C. Silberhorn, C. Sliwá, K. Banaszek, I. A. Walmsley, M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, “Photon-number-resolving detection using time-multiplexing,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1499-1515 (2004).

J. Kim, S. Takeuchi, Y. Yamamoto, and H. H. Hogue, “Multiphoton detection using visible light photon counter,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 902-904 (1999).

[CrossRef]

K. Banaszek, C. Radzewicz, K. Wódkiewicz, and J. S. Krasiński, “Direct measurement of the Wigner function by photon counting,” Phys. Rev. A 60, 674-677 (1999).

[CrossRef]

K. Laiho, M. Avenhaus, K. N. Cassemiro, and Ch. Silberhorn, “Direct probing of the Wigner function by time-multiplexed detection of photon statistics,” New J. Phys. 11, 043012 (2009).

[CrossRef]

H. Vahlbrouch, M. Mehmet, S. Chelkowski, B. Hage, A. Franzen, N. Lastzka, S. Goßler, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Observation of squeezed light with 10-dB quantum-noise reduction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033602 (2008).

[CrossRef]

For a review, see A. I. Lvovsky and M. G. Raymer, “Continuous-variable optical quantum state tomography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 299-332 (2009).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky and S. A. Babichev, “Synthesis and tomographic characterization of the displaced Fock state of light,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 011801(R) (2002).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, “Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

L. Mandel, E. C. G. Sudarshan, and E. Wolf, “Theory of photoelectric detection of light fluctuations,” Proc. Phys. Soc. London 84, 435-444 (1964).

[CrossRef]

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambrige Univ. Press, 1995).

A. V. Akindinov, A. N. Martemianov, P. A. Polozov, V. M. Golovin, and E. A. Grigoriev, “New results on MRS APDs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 387, 231-234 (1997).

[CrossRef]

E. Casini and A. Martinelli are preparing a manuscript to be called “A family of distributions stable with respect to random sums.”

H. Vahlbrouch, M. Mehmet, S. Chelkowski, B. Hage, A. Franzen, N. Lastzka, S. Goßler, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Observation of squeezed light with 10-dB quantum-noise reduction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033602 (2008).

[CrossRef]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, “Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Ourjoumtsev, A. Dantan, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Increasing entanglement between Gaussian states by coherent photon subtraction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030502 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Quantum homodyne tomography of a two-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 213601 (2006).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. Wenger, A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, “Time-resolved homodyne characterization of individual quadrature-entangled pulses,” Eur. Phys. J. D 32, 391-396 (2005).

[CrossRef]

A. Zavatta, V. Parigi, and M. Bellini, “Experimental nonclassicality of single-photon-added thermal light states,” Phys. Rev. A 75, 052106 (2007).

[CrossRef]

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, G. Zambra, M. G. A. Paris, and A. Andreoni, “Sub-shot-noise photon-number correlation in a mesoscopic twin-beam of light,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 013833 (2007).

[CrossRef]

J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, O. Haderka, J. Peřina, Jr., and M. Hamar, “Multiple-photon resolving fiber-loop detector,” Phys. Rev. A 67, 061801(R) (2003).

[CrossRef]

D. Achilles, C. Silberhorn, C. Sliwá, K. Banaszek, I. A. Walmsley, M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, “Photon-number-resolving detection using time-multiplexing,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1499-1515 (2004).

A. V. Akindinov, A. N. Martemianov, P. A. Polozov, V. M. Golovin, and E. A. Grigoriev, “New results on MRS APDs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 387, 231-234 (1997).

[CrossRef]

K. Banaszek, A. Dragan, K. Wódkiewicz, and C. Radzewicz, “Direct measurement of optical quasi-distribution functions: Multimode theory and homodyne tests of Bell's inequalities,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 043803 (2002).

[CrossRef]

K. Banaszek, C. Radzewicz, K. Wódkiewicz, and J. S. Krasiński, “Direct measurement of the Wigner function by photon counting,” Phys. Rev. A 60, 674-677 (1999).

[CrossRef]

For a review, see A. I. Lvovsky and M. G. Raymer, “Continuous-variable optical quantum state tomography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 299-332 (2009).

[CrossRef]

D. T. Smithey, M. Beck, M. G. Raymer, and A. Faridani, “Measurement of the Wigner distribution and the density matrix of a light mode using optical homodyne tomography: Application to squeezed states and the vacuum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1244-1247 (1993).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, O. Haderka, J. Peřina, Jr., and M. Hamar, “Multiple-photon resolving fiber-loop detector,” Phys. Rev. A 67, 061801(R) (2003).

[CrossRef]

K. Vogel and H. Risken, “Determination of quasiprobability distributions in terms of probability distributions for the rotated quadrature phase,” Phys. Rev. A 40, 2847-2849(R) (1989).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

E. Waks, E. Diamanti, B. C. Sanders, S. D. Bartlett, and Y. Yamamoto, “Direct observation of nonclassical photon statistics in parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 113602 (2004).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, “Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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