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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2007
  • pp: 77–83

Quantum analysis of the z-scan technique

Kahraman G. Köprülü and Prem Kumar  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 77-83 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.000077


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Abstract

A Gaussian-wave theory is developed for the classical and quantum analysis of the z-scan method that is often used to measure third-order nonlinearities. The theory allows us to compute the transmittance in the z scan and the associated regimes of amplitude squeezing. The classical limits of our theory are in perfect agreement with the previous theoretical results. We show that amplitude squeezing of 1.2 dB can be obtained using the z scan with a careful selection of the signal power and the aperture size.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2006

Citation
Kahraman G. Köprülü and Prem Kumar, "Quantum analysis of the z-scan technique," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 77-83 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-1-77

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