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Quantum Fluctuations in Optical Measurements

Kimble, H. J. (1989) Quantum Fluctuations in Optical Measurements. In: Squeezed and Nonclassical Light. NATO ASI Series B, Physics. No.190. Springer US , Boston, MA, pp. 55-56. ISBN 9781475765762.

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A principal motivation for the investigation of squeezed states of light has been the potential that such states offer for the improvement of the precision of optical measurements beyond the limit set by the zero-point or vacuum fluctuations of the electromagnetic field. In the past two years, this expectation has been heightened by the successful generation of squeezed states of light by several groups working with a variety of physical systems (1). If we set aside for the moment the numerous scientific and technological questions associated with the optimization of the squeezing produced in these initial experiments, it is an exciting prospect to attempt to employ these sources to implement the various measurement schemes with squeezed light that have been discussed in the theoretical literature for many years.

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Additional Information:© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research, by the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum, and by the Joint Services Electronics Program.
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Subject Keywords:Coherent State; Quantum Fluctuation; British Petroleum; Homodyne Detector; Linear Loss
Series Name:NATO ASI Series B, Physics
Issue or Number:190
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