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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 373–375

Time dependence of quantum fluctuations in solitons

P. D. Drummond, S. J. Carter, and R. M. Shelby  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 373-375 (1989)

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We investigate quantum fluctuations in coherent solitons propagating in a dispersive nonlinear waveguide. Optimal squeezing or noise reduction occurs for a local oscillator width near the soliton width in time, i.e., the quantum fluctuations are localized.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 7, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 1989
Published: April 1, 1989

P. D. Drummond, S. J. Carter, and R. M. Shelby, "Time dependence of quantum fluctuations in solitons," Opt. Lett. 14, 373-375 (1989)

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