We examine nonclassical properties of the field states generated by applying a photon annihilation-then-creation operation (AC) and a creation-then-annihilation operation (CA) to the thermal and coherent states. Effects of repeated applications of AC and of CA are also studied. We also discuss experimental schemes to realize AC and CA with a cavity system using atom-field interactions.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2009
Published: July 8, 2009
Su-Yong Lee, Jiyong Park, Se-Wan Ji, C. H. Raymond Ooi, and Hai-Woong Lee, "Nonclassicality generated by photon annihilation-then-creation and creation-then-annihilation operations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1532-1537 (2009)