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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1698–1700

Observation of squeezed light at 1.535 μ m using a pulsed homodyne detector

Yujiro Eto, Takashi Tajima, Yun Zhang, and Takuya Hirano  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1698-1700 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001698


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Abstract

Squeezed light was generated at a telecommunication wavelength via single-pass optical parametric amplification in a periodically poled MgO - doped LiNbO 3 waveguide. Classical parametric deamplification of 8.9 dB was achieved. This large magnitude of deamplification indicates that the problem of gain-induced diffraction was avoided by employing the waveguide. Squeezing of 3.2 dB was directly observed using a time-domain pulsed homodyne detector.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2007
Published: June 6, 2007

Citation
Yujiro Eto, Takashi Tajima, Yun Zhang, and Takuya Hirano, "Observation of squeezed light at 1.535 μm using a pulsed homodyne detector," Opt. Lett. 32, 1698-1700 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1698


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