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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 13 — Jun. 27, 2005
  • pp: 4986–5012

Quantum noise properties of parametric processes

C. J. McKinstrie, M. Yu, M. G. Raymer, and S. Radic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 13, pp. 4986-5012 (2005)

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In this paper the quantum noise properties of phase-insensitive and phase-sensitive parametric processes are studied. Formulas for the field-quadrature and photon-number means and variances are derived, for processes that involve arbitrary numbers of modes. These quantities determine the signal-to-noise ratios associated with the direct and homodyne detection of optical signals. The consequences of the aforementioned formulas are described for frequency conversion, amplification, monitoring, and transmission through sequences of attenuators and amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2005
Published: June 27, 2005

C. McKinstrie, M. Yu, M. G. Raymer, and S. Radic, "Quantum noise properties of parametric processes," Opt. Express 13, 4986-5012 (2005)

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