The transformation of a noisy classical optical signal in a nonlinear-optical converter is discussed with pump depletion taken into account. By means of the Hamiltonian formalism, the possibility of noise transfer between the interacting waves without a change in the total noise in the system is demonstrated. The conditions for noise reduction in both quadratures of the optical signal are found.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 2, 1992
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 1993
Published: November 1, 1993
A. Beržanskis and A. Stabinis, "Transfer of noise between the light waves in frequency-conversion processes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2239-2243 (1993)