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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1369–1371

Squeezing the local oscillator does not improve signal-to-noise ratio in heterodyne laser radar

Mark A. Rubin and Sumanth Kaushik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1369-1371 (2007)

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The signal-to-noise ratio for heterodyne laser radar with a coherent target-return beam and a squeezed local-oscillator beam is lower than that obtained using a coherent local oscillator, regardless of the method employed to combine the beams at the detector.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.2840) Detectors : Heterodyne
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states
(280.5600) Remote sensing and sensors : Radar

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2007
Published: April 24, 2007

Mark A. Rubin and Sumanth Kaushik, "Squeezing the local oscillator does not improve signal-to-noise ratio in heterodyne laser radar," Opt. Lett. 32, 1369-1371 (2007)

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