A scheme to realize phase-sensitive amplification of light using a nonlinear coherent coupler is proposed. Squeezed-light generation with low pump power and short interaction length is possible with this technique.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 18, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988
Antonio Mecozzi, "Parametric amplification and squeezed-light generation in a nonlinear directional coupler," Opt. Lett. 13, 925-927 (1988)