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Squeezing of radiation in nonlinear optical processes
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Paper Abstract

Squeezing of radiation is a purely quantum mechanical phenomenon which has no classical counterpart. This quantum effect is expected to manifest itself in optical processes in which the nonlinear response of the system to the radiation field plays an important role. The concept of squeezing started in mid 1980s. Since then there has been an enormous upsurge of interest in this field owing to its low noise property. In the present paper various aspects of squeezing of radiation are studied and possible means of generation of squeezed light in which the quantum fluctuations are reduced below shot noise limit are investigated. The amplitude of the electric field of a mode of an electromagnetic field is always associated with quantum mechanical fluctuations. Squeezing states are characterised by reduced quantum fluctuations in one quadrature component of the field at the expense of increased fluctuations in the other noncommuting component. A fully quantum mechanical approach is followed. In the present paper we intend to review different aspects of squeezing and higher order squeezing in higher order Raman processes as well as in multiwave mixing processes. A comparative study between different processes are made which will pave a way for easier generation of squeezed light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4797, Multiphoton Absorption and Nonlinear Transmission Processes: Materials, Theory, and Applications, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.453555
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Partha Sarathi Gupta, Indian School of Mines (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4797:
Multiphoton Absorption and Nonlinear Transmission Processes: Materials, Theory, and Applications
A. Todd Yeates; Christopher M. Lawson; Kevin D. Belfield; Stephen J. Caracci; Francois Kajzar; A. Todd Yeates; Kevin D. Belfield; Stephen J. Caracci, Editor(s)

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