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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 1998
  • pp: 110–117

Generation and applications of amplitude-squeezed states of light from semiconductor diode lasers

Yong-qing Li and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 110-117 (1998)

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We describe recent experiments on generation and applications of amplitude-squeezed states of light from a semiconductor diode laser. Amplitude-squeezed light with intensity noise 2 dB below the standard shot- noise limit was observed from a diode laser with a weak optical feedback from an external grating. Applications of this amplitude-squeezed light as a local oscillator in heterodyne detection in Doppler velocity measurement and weak light-scattering measurement are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Experiments on generation and application of quantum light states

Original Manuscript: November 19, 1997
Published: February 2, 1998

Yong-qing Li and Min Xiao, "Generation and applications of amplitude-squeezed states of light from semiconductor diode lasers," Opt. Express 2, 110-117 (1998)

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