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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1192–1194

Efficient polarization squeezing in optical fibers

Joel Heersink, Vincent Josse, Gerd Leuchs, and Ulrik L. Andersen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 1192-1194 (2005)

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We report on a novel and efficient source of polarization squeezing that uses a single pass through an optical fiber. Using the fiber's two orthogonal polarization axes produces two identical squeezed beams. Combining these in a Stokes measurement generates polarization squeezing of up to 5.1±0.3 dB. Furthermore, this scheme enables us to directly measure, for both polarizations, the noise of any given quadrature.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

Joel Heersink, Vincent Josse, Gerd Leuchs, and Ulrik L. Andersen, "Efficient polarization squeezing in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 30, 1192-1194 (2005)

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