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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Jul. 7, 1997
  • pp: 21–31

From quantum to classical images

A. Gatti, L.A. Lugiato, Gian-Luca Oppo, Richard Martin, P. Di Trapani, and A. Berzanskis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 21-31 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.1.000021


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Abstract

We display the results of the numerical simulations of a set of Langevin equations, which describe the dynamics of a degenerate optical parametric oscillator in the Wigner representation. The scan of the threshold region shows the gradual transformation of a quantum image into a classical roll pattern. An experiment on parametric down- conversion in lithium triborate shows strikingly similar results in both the near and the far field, displaying qualitatively the classical features of quantum images.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 25, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 1997
Published: July 7, 1997

Citation
Alessandra Gatti, Luigi Lugiato, Gian-Luca Oppo, Richard Martin, Paolo Di Trapani, and A. Berzanskis, "From quantum to classical images," Opt. Express 1, 21-31 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-1-1-21


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