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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: A36–A45

Uniform cross-phase modulation for nonclassical radiation pulses

Karl-Peter Marzlin, Zeng-Bin Wang, Sergey A. Moiseev, and Barry C. Sanders  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. A36-A45 (2010)

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We propose a scheme to achieve a uniform cross-phase modulation (XPM) for two nonclassical light pulses and study its application for quantum nondemolition measurements of the photon number in a pulse and for controlled phase gates in quantum information. We analyze the scheme by quantizing a common phenomenological model for classical XPM. Our analysis first treats the ideal case of equal XPM and pure unitary dynamics. This establishes the groundwork for more-complicated studies of nonunitary dynamics and difference in phase shifts between the two pulses where decohering effects severely affect the performance of the scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2009
Published: March 12, 2010

Karl-Peter Marzlin, Zeng-Bin Wang, Sergey A. Moiseev, and Barry C. Sanders, "Uniform cross-phase modulation for nonclassical radiation pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, A36-A45 (2010)

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