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Squeezed-state generation in optical bistability

Orozco, L. A. and Raizen, M. G. and Xiao, Min and Brecha, R. J. and Kimble, H. J. (1987) Squeezed-state generation in optical bistability. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 4 (10). pp. 1490-1500. ISSN 0740-3224. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:OROjosab87

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Abstract

Experiments to generate squeezed states of light are described for a collection of two-level atoms within a high-finesse cavity. The investigation is conducted in a regime for which the weak-field coupling of atoms to the cavity mode produces a splitting in the normal mode structure of the atom-field system that is large compared with the atomic linewidth. Reductions in photocurrent noise of 30% (-1.55 dB) below the noise level set by the vacuum state of the field are observed in a balanced homodyne detector. A degree of squeezing of approximately 50% is inferred for the field state in the absence of propagation and detection losses. The observed spectrum of squeezing extends over a very broad range of frequencies (~±75 MHz), with the frequency of best squeezing corresponding to an offset from the optical carrier given by the normal mode splitting.


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Additional Information:© 1987 Optical Society of America Received May 18, 1987; accepted June 25, 1987 This research was supported by the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum, North America, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, and the National Science Foundation. L.A. Orozco acknowledges support from an IBM graduate fellowship.
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