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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1020–1028

Photon-number distributions of non-Gaussian states generated by photon subtraction and addition

Shuai Wang, Hong-yi Fan, and Li-yun Hu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 5, pp. 1020-1028 (2012)

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We study the photon-number distributions (PND) of non-Gaussian states generated by subtracting m photons from or adding m photons to a displacement squeezed thermal state (DSTS). Compared with the PND of DSTS, PND of both m-photon-subtracted DSTS (PSDSTS) and m-photon-added DSTS (PADSTS) are modulated by a factor that is a monotonically increasing function of n, the photonnumber in the resulting non-Gaussian states. And the photon subtraction or addition essentially shifts the PND. We further demonstrate that both PND are periodic functions of the compound phase ϕθ/2 involved in complex squeezing and displacement parameters with a period π and exhibit more remarkable oscillations than that of DSTS. In the case of small squeezing and weak coherence, we investigate the negativity of Mandel’s Q parameter and the properties of PND of both PSDSTS and PADSTS. Our results indicate that generating new photon-number-controllable nonclassical states from a squeezed light with coherent component is effective by multiple-photon subtraction or addition when ϕθ/2=π/2.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2012
Published: April 26, 2012

Shuai Wang, Hong-yi Fan, and Li-yun Hu, "Photon-number distributions of non-Gaussian states generated by photon subtraction and addition," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1020-1028 (2012)

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