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Quadrature-squeezed light generation with a fiber ring reflector
Author(s): Masakazu Mori; Norihiko Nishizawa; Toshio Goto
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Paper Abstract

Hie generation and detection of quadrature squeezed states of light with a fiber ring reflector is reviewed. A 0.85µm polarization maintaining (PM) fiber is used as the nonlinear medium, and it is pumped by a 1.064µm mode-locked Nd:YAG laser. By the optical Kerr effect in the PM fiber, the input 1.064 mm light is squeezed. The combination of the smaller core diameter and the shorter source wavelength is effective in obtaining a higher peak power density, and consequently, a larger squeezing parameter at a low pump power. The squeezed vacuum is generated by combining the 50m long PM fiber ring with a 1:1 PM fiber coupler, and is detected by a balanced homodyne detector. The squeezed light noise is measured at 200kHz, and a squeezing parameter of 3.7dB is obtained at the input peak power of 5W. A simple calculation model based on the wave optics is used to estimate the squeezing parameter as a function of the input peak power. The calculated results agree well with the experimental ones. The squeezing in PM fibers is limited by the polarized guided acoustic wave Brillouin scattering (GAWBS), which is the phase noise originated from thermally induced fluctuations in the refractive index of the fiber. To avoid the noise due to GAWBS, a shorter PM fiber is preferable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3211, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '96, (2 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.345533
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Masakazu Mori, Nagoya University (Japan)
Norihiko Nishizawa, Nagoya University (Japan)
Toshio Goto, Nagoya University (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3211:
International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '96
J. P. Raina; P. R. Vaya, Editor(s)

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