Multipoles from Majorana constellations

Romero JL, Klimov AB, Goldberg AZ, Leuchs G, Sánchez-Soto LL (2024)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2024


Book Volume: 109

Article Number: 012214

Journal Issue: 1

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012214


Majorana stars, the 2S spin coherent states that are orthogonal to a spin-S state, offer an elegant method to visualize quantum states, disclosing their intrinsic symmetries. These states are naturally described by the corresponding multipoles. These quantities can be experimentally determined and allow for an SU(2)-invariant analysis. We investigate the relationship between Majorana constellations and state multipoles, thus providing insights into the underlying symmetries of the system. We illustrate our approach with some relevant and informative examples.

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Romero, J.L., Klimov, A.B., Goldberg, A.Z., Leuchs, G., & Sánchez-Soto, L.L. (2024). Multipoles from Majorana constellations. Physical Review A, 109(1).


Romero, J. L., et al. "Multipoles from Majorana constellations." Physical Review A 109.1 (2024).

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