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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1990
  • pp: 239–241

Soliton-collision interferometer for the quantum nondemolition measurement of photon number: numerical results

Yoshitaka Sakai, Raymond J. Hawkins, and Stephen R. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 239-241 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000239


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Abstract

Using analytic theory and numerical experiments, we show that a quantum nondemolition measurement of the photon number of optical solitons in a single-mode optical fiber can be made. We describe the soliton-collision interferometer with which we propose to make this measurement and discuss simulations of the performance of this interferometer.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 1989
Published: February 15, 1990

Citation
Yoshitaka Sakai, Raymond J. Hawkins, and Stephen R. Friberg, "Soliton-collision interferometer for the quantum nondemolition measurement of photon number: numerical results," Opt. Lett. 15, 239-241 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-15-4-239


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