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Squeezed state generation by the normal mode splitting of two-level atoms in an optical cavity

Kimble, H. J. and Raizen, M. G. and Orozco, L. A. and Xiao, Min and Boyd, T. L. (1987) Squeezed state generation by the normal mode splitting of two-level atoms in an optical cavity. In: Fundamentals of Quantum Optics II. Lecture Notes in Physics. No.282. Springer Berlin Heidelberg , Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 49-60. ISBN 9783540180357.

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In recent years there has developed a rapidly growing interest in the manifestly quantum or nonclassical features of the electromagnetic field. From the perspective of quantum optics, such nonclassical features are of great intrinsic interest; however, a widening audience is now being attracted to problems in this area because of potential applications to measurement science, to optical communication, and to atomic spectroscopy. Squeezed states of the electromagnetic field are one example of quantum states that are the subject of intense activity, with several observations of squeezing now having been reported. In at least one case, a sufficient degree of squeezing to warrant serious attention to possible application has been demonstrated. Squeezing refers to the phase dependent redistribution of the quantum fluctuations of the field such that the variance in one of two orthogonal quadrature operators drops below the level of fluctuations set by the vacuum state of the field (the zero-point level).

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Additional Information:© Springer-Verlag 1987. This work was supported by the Venture Research Unit of BP and by the Office of Naval Research. L.A. Orozco is supported by an IBM Graduate Fellowship. We gratefully acknowledge interactions with H.J. Carmichael and D.F. Walls which stimulated the current research program.
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Subject Keywords:Cavity Mode; Vacuum Level; Signal Beam; Optical Bistability; Atomic Inversion
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Physics
Issue or Number:282
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