The animation shows the quantum noise of different freely propagating light waves (left) and the corresponding moving wave packet in the harmonic potential (right).
Click the upper left corner to choose a state
START - starts animation, each new state has to be loaded, filesize 80kB, which may cause a short delay before the first run
WIGNER - shows the corresponding phase space distribution function
PHOTON - shows the corresponding photon statistics
Except for the 3-photon star state, all displayed graphs are based on measured data. For the photon statistics, bars represent the theoretical expectation, black dots the experimental values.