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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1995
  • pp: 620–622

Quadrature squeezing with ultrashort pulses in nonlinear-optical waveguides

Matthew E. Anderson, M. Beck, M. G. Raymer, and J. D. Bierlein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 620-622 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000620


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Abstract

Using ultrashort laser pulses, we have observed quadrature squeezing and parametric gain in quasi-phase-matched KTiOPO4 waveguides. Using a local oscillator pulse that is 2.5 times shorter than the squeezed pulse, we observed noise reduction of 12 ± 1% below the shot-noise level. Parametric amplification and deamplification of a coherent seed pulse have also been observed, with no indication of gain-induced diffraction.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 1994
Published: March 15, 1995

Citation
Matthew E. Anderson, J. D. Bierlein, M. Beck, and M. G. Raymer, "Quadrature squeezing with ultrashort pulses in nonlinear-optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 20, 620-622 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-6-620

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