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Generation of continuous-wave bright-squeezed light
Author(s): Stephan Schiller; G. Breitenbach; Silvania F. Pereira; Ruediger Paschotta; A. G. White; Juergen Mlynek
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Paper Abstract

We discuss different approaches to the generation of bright amplitude-squeezed light using second-order nonlinear effects in optical cavities. A 0.2 mW beam at 1064 nm exhibiting a 4 dB squeezing has been generated using a phase-sensitive type-I parametric amplifier pumped by frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser. In applying frequency-doubling processes to the generation of amplitude-squeezed light, the appearance of parasitic parametric oscillation must be considered. This effect has been observed in a singly-resonant frequency doubler. We also describe recent developments in optical cavity design for doubly-resonant frequency doubling. Finally, we show theoretically that phase-mismatched second-harmonic generation in an optical cavity can be employed to generate a strong effective Kerr nonlinearity. This system appears promising for achieving optical bistability and for generating squeezed light of high power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2378, Laser Frequency Stabilization and Noise Reduction, (26 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208222
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan Schiller, Univ. Konstanz (Germany)
G. Breitenbach, Univ. Konstanz (Germany)
Silvania F. Pereira, Univ. Konstanz (Germany)
Ruediger Paschotta, Univ. Konstanz (Germany)
A. G. White, Univ. Konstanz (Germany)
Juergen Mlynek, Univ. Konstanz (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2378:
Laser Frequency Stabilization and Noise Reduction
Yaakov Shevy, Editor(s)

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