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Spontaneous symmetry breaking as a resource for noncritically squeezed light
Author(s): G. J. de Valcárcel; F. V. Garcia-Ferrer; R. M. Höppner; I. Pérez-Arjona; C. Navarrete-Benlloch; E. Roldán
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Paper Abstract

In the last years we have proposed the use of the mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking with the purpose of generating perfect quadrature squeezing. Here we review previous work dealing with spatial (translational and rotational) symmetries, both on optical parametric oscillators and four-wave mixing cavities, as well as present new results. We then extend the phenomenon to the polarization state of the signal field, hence introducing spontaneous polarization symmetry breaking. Finally we propose a Jaynes-Cummings model in which the phenomenon can be investigated at the singlephoton- pair level in a non-dissipative case, with the purpose of understanding it from a most fundamental point of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7727, Quantum Optics, 772704 (16 June 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854316
Show Author Affiliations
G. J. de Valcárcel, Univ. de València (Spain)
F. V. Garcia-Ferrer, Univ. de València (Spain)
R. M. Höppner, Univ. de València (Spain)
I. Pérez-Arjona, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
C. Navarrete-Benlloch, Univ. de València (Spain)
E. Roldán, Univ. de València (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7727:
Quantum Optics
Victor N. Zadkov; Thomas Durt, Editor(s)

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