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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1741–1745

Photonic coupling between quadrature states of light in a homogeneous and optically linear dielectric medium

Andre Vatarescu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 1741-1745 (2014)

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Two optical beams of the same frequency but different wave vectors propagating through a homogeneous dielectric medium can exchange photons with each other and/or undergo mutually induced phase shifts as a result of a stimulated Rayleigh emission underpinning the coupling term of the Poynting theorem. Quadrature states of the same optical wave exchange power as they propagate through a homogeneous and linear dielectric medium. Consequently, coupling of photons between two optical waveguides takes place in the shared cladding region.

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OCIS Codes
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2014
Published: June 30, 2014

Andre Vatarescu, "Photonic coupling between quadrature states of light in a homogeneous and optically linear dielectric medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1741-1745 (2014)

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