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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1996
  • pp: 146–148

χ(3) squeezed vacuum generation without a Sagnac interferometer

L. Boivin and H. A. Haus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 146-148 (1996)

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We show that an intense linearly polarized pulse propagating in a nonbirefringent fiber squeezes the perpendicularly polarized vacuum fluctuations through cross-phase modulation. Unlike the generation of squeezed vacuum through self-phase modulation, the mechanism discussed here does not require the use of a nonlinear Sagnac interferometer to separate the pump from the squeezed vacuum.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 27, 1995
Published: January 15, 1996

L. Boivin and H. A. Haus, "χ(3) squeezed vacuum generation without a Sagnac interferometer," Opt. Lett. 21, 146-148 (1996)

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