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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2991–2993

Improving polarization squeezing in Sagnac interferometer configuration using photonic crystal fiber

M. J. Tacey and J. F. Corney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 2991-2993 (2013)

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The greater confinement of light that is possible in photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) leads to greater effective nonlinearity, which promises to yield greater quantum squeezing than is possible in standard optical fiber. However, experimental work to date has not achieved improvements over standard fiber. We present a comprehensive numerical investigation of polarization squeezing in PCF in a Sagnac configuration. By including loss, a noninstantaneous Raman response, excess phase-noise, second- and third-order dispersion, and self-steepening, the simulations are able to identify the physical factors that limit current PCF squeezing experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2013
Published: August 6, 2013

M. J. Tacey and J. F. Corney, "Improving polarization squeezing in Sagnac interferometer configuration using photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 2991-2993 (2013)

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