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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 19437–19466

Quadrature and number fluctuations produced by parametric devices driven by pulsed pumps

C. J. McKinstrie and M. E. Marhic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19437-19466 (2013)

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Two sets of formulas are derived for the field-quadrature and photon-number fluctuations (variances and correlations) produced by parametric amplifiers and frequency convertors that are driven by pulsed pumps and act on pulsed signals. The first set is based on the Green functions for the underlying parametric processes, whereas the second is based on the associated Schmidt coefficients and modes. These formulas facilitate the modeling and performance optimization of parametric devices used in a wide variety of applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2013
Published: August 12, 2013

C. J. McKinstrie and M. E. Marhic, "Quadrature and number fluctuations produced by parametric devices driven by pulsed pumps," Opt. Express 21, 19437-19466 (2013)

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