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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2002
  • pp: 110–112

Spatial quantum noise in singly resonant second-harmonic generation

P. Lodahl and M. Saffman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 110-112 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000110


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Abstract

We study the spatial distribution of quantum noise in singly resonant second-harmonic generation. Calculations are performed below threshold for spatial modulational instability. For parameters for which the intracavity fields are modulationally stable the spatial spectrum shows maximum squeezing at <b>k</b>=0, whereas under conditions of modulational instability we find maximum squeezing at finite wave number |<b>k</b>|=k<sub>c</sub>, where k<sub>c</sub> corresponds to the classical critical wave number.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

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P. Lodahl and M. Saffman, "Spatial quantum noise in singly resonant second-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 27, 110-112 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-2-110


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