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.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 1989
Published: February 15, 1990
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)