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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 256–258

Broadband amplitude squeezing in a periodically poled K Ti O P O 4 waveguide

Matthew Pysher, Russell Bloomer, Christopher M. Kaleva, Tony D. Roberts, Philip Battle, and Olivier Pfister  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 256-258 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000256


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Abstract

We generated 2.2 dB of broadband amplitude squeezing at 1064 nm in a periodically poled K Ti O P O 4 (PPKTP) waveguide by coupling of the fundamental and second-harmonic cw fields. This is the largest amount of squeezing obtained to date in a KTP waveguide, limited by propagation losses. This result paves the way for further improvements by use of lower-loss buried ion-exchanged waveguides.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2008
Published: January 23, 2009

Citation
Matthew Pysher, Russell Bloomer, Christopher M. Kaleva, Tony D. Roberts, Philip Battle, and Olivier Pfister, "Broadband amplitude squeezing in a periodically poled KTiOPO4 waveguide," Opt. Lett. 34, 256-258 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-3-256


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