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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21358–21369

Multi-spatial-mode single-beam quadrature squeezed states of light from four-wave mixing in hot rubidium vapor

Neil Corzo, Alberto M. Marino, Kevin M. Jones, and Paul D. Lett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21358-21369 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021358


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Abstract

We present experimental results on the generation of multi-spatial-mode, single-beam, quadrature squeezed light using four-wave mixing in hot Rb vapor. Squeezing and phase-sensitive deamplification are observed over a range of powers and detunings near the 85Rb D1 atomic transition. We observe −3 dB of vacuum quadrature squeezing, comparable to the best single-spatial mode results previously reported using atomic vapors, however, produced here in multiple spatial modes. We confirm that the squeezing is present in more than one transverse mode by studying the spatial distribution of the noise properties of the field.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2011
Published: October 12, 2011

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Neil Corzo, Alberto M. Marino, Kevin M. Jones, and Paul D. Lett, "Multi-spatial-mode single-beam quadrature squeezed states of light from four-wave mixing in hot rubidium vapor," Opt. Express 19, 21358-21369 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21358


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