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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1987
  • pp: 1546–1550

Squeezed-state generation for two-level atoms in a spatially varying field mode

Min Xiao, H. J. Kimble, and H. J. Carmichael  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 4, Issue 10, pp. 1546-1550 (1987)

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A spatially varying field mode is included in calculating the squeezing effect for a system of two-level atoms in the good-cavity limit. Two examples of a Gaussian mode field in a ring cavity and a plane-wave field in a standing-wave interferometer are used to demonstrate the quite general method. In qualitative terms, the squeezing predicted for plane waves is preserved. However, for a given value of atomic cooperativity parameter C, there is a degradation in squeezing because of the spatially varying field structure.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 1, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 1987
Published: October 1, 1987

Min Xiao, H. J. Carmichael, and H. J. Kimble, "Squeezed-state generation for two-level atoms in a spatially varying field mode," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1546-1550 (1987)

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