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Squeezed States
Author(s): Bernard Yurke
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Paper Abstract

Recently a number of laboratories have demonstrated the generation of squeezed light, a new kind of light which in some of its aspects exhibits less quantum noise then coherent light. Here a description will be given of how such light is generated and detected. With the successful generation and detection of squeezed light by a number of laboratories1-5 a new degree of control over the quantum statistics of light has been achieved. Light can now be generated which, in some of its aspects, has less quantum noise than coherent light. Such light may find applications in optical communications and in sensitive and precision measurement. Here a description will be given of how squeezed light is generated and detected.6-8 The discussion will be restricted to what is called "quadrature squeezing". The electric field operator for a single mode of the electromagnetic field can be written in the form

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967177
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Bernard Yurke, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age
Henri H. Arsenault, Editor(s)

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