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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3777–3781

Vacuum squeezed light for atomic memories at the D 2 cesium line

Sidney Burks, Jérémie Ortalo, Antonino Chiummo, Xiaojun Jia, Fabrizio Villa, Alberto Bramati, Julien Laurat, and Elisabeth Giacobino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3777-3781 (2009)

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We report the experimental generation of squeezed light at 852 nm, locked on the Cesium D2 line. 50% of noise reduction down to 50 kHz has been obtained with a doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator operating below threshold, using a periodically-poled KTP crystal. This light is directly utilizable with Cesium atomic ensembles for quantum networking applications.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: December 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2009
Published: February 26, 2009

Sidney Burks, Jérémie Ortalo, Antonino Chiummo, Xiaojun Jia, Fabrizio Villa, Alberto Bramati, Julien Laurat, and Elisabeth Giacobino, "Vacuum squeezed light for atomic memories at the D2 cesium line," Opt. Express 17, 3777-3781 (2009)

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