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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 12, 2013
  • pp: 19387–19394

Sub-Poissonian-light generation by postselection from twin beams

Jan Peřina, Jr., Ondřej Haderka, and Václav Michálek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 19387-19394 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.019387


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Abstract

States with sub-Poissonian photon-number statistics obtained by post-selection from twin beams are experimentally generated. States with Fano factors down to 0.62 and mean photon numbers around 12 are reached. Their quasi-distributions of integrated intensities attaining negative values are reconstructed. An intensified CCD camera with a quantum detection efficiency exceeding 20% is utilized both for post-selection and beam characterization. Experimental results are compared with theory that provides the optimum experimental conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(040.5570) Detectors : Quantum detectors
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2013
Published: August 8, 2013

Citation
Jan Peřina, Ondřej Haderka, and Václav Michálek, "Sub-Poissonian-light generation by postselection from twin beams," Opt. Express 21, 19387-19394 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-16-19387


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