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Generation of squeezed states by parametric down conversion

Wu, Ling-An and Kimble, H. J. and Hall, J. L. and Wu, Huifa (1986) Generation of squeezed states by parametric down conversion. Physical Review Letters, 57 (20). pp. 2520-2523. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WULprl86

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Abstract

Squeezed states of the electromagnetic field are generated by degenerate parametric down conversion in an optical cavity. Noise reductions greater than 50% relative to the vacuum noise level are observed in a balanced homodyne detector. A quantitative comparison with theory suggests that the observed squeezing results from a field that in the absence of linear attenuation would be squeezed by greater then tenfold.


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Additional Information:©1986 The American Physical Society. Received 11 September 1986. This research was supported by the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum North America. The work at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, National Bureau of Standards and University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, was supported by the National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, and the National Science Foundation. The technical contributions of T.L. Boyd and Min Xiao are gratefully acknowledged. The lithium niobate crystal was generously provided by Crystal Technology and the barium sodium niobate crystal by the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Academia Sinica.
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