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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1093–1096

Propagation of a squeezed optical field in a medium with superluminal group velocity

Gleb Romanov, Travis Horrom, Irina Novikova, and Eugeniy E. Mikhailov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 1093-1096 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001093


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Abstract

We investigated the propagation of a squeezed optical field, generated via the polarization self-rotation effect, with a sinusoidally modulated degree of squeezing through an atomic medium with anomalous dispersion. We observed the advancement of the signal propagating through a resonant Rb vapor compared to the reference signal, propagating in air. The measured advancement time grew linearly with atomic density, reaching a maximum of 11±1μs, which corresponded to a negative group velocity of vg7,000m/s. We also confirmed that the increasing advancement was accompanied by a reduction of output squeezing levels due to optical losses, in good agreement with theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2014
Published: February 14, 2014

Citation
Gleb Romanov, Travis Horrom, Irina Novikova, and Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, "Propagation of a squeezed optical field in a medium with superluminal group velocity," Opt. Lett. 39, 1093-1096 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-1093


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