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Quantum wideband traveling-wave analysis of a degenerate parametric amplifier

Caves, Carlton M. and Crouch, David D. (1987) Quantum wideband traveling-wave analysis of a degenerate parametric amplifier. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 4 (10). pp. 1535-1545. ISSN 0740-3224.

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We develop a wideband traveling-wave formalism for analyzing quantum mechanically a degenerate parametric amplifier. The formalism is based on spatial differential equations-spatial Langevin equations-that propagate temporal Fourier components of the field operators through the nonlinear medium. In addition to the parametric nonlinearity, the Langevin equations include absorption and associated fluctuations, dispersion (phase mismatching), and pump quantum fluctuations. We analyze the dominant effects of phase mismatching and pump quantum fluctuations on the squeezing produced by a degenerate parametric amplifier.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1987 Optical Society of America. Received March 5, 1987; accepted June 5, 1987 This research was supported in part by Caltech's Program in Advanced Technologies, sponsored by Aerojet General, General Motors, GTE, and TRW.
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