Quantum propagation: Squeezing via modulational polarization instabilities in a birefringent nonlinear medium

Year: 1988

Authors: Kennedy T.A.B., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, United States; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Viale Europa 190, 00144 Rome, Italy

Abstract: We calculate the spectrum of quadrature fluctuations of orthogonal polarizations of light for a beam propagating along a birefringence axis of a dispersive transparent Kerr medium. Reshaping and tuning of the spectrum is achievable by variation of the pump power or the linear birefringence: Wide-band squeezing is predicted, and its relationship to modulational polarization instabilities discussed.


Volume: 38 (1)      Pages from: 563  to: 566

KeyWords: Instability
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.38.563

Citations: 16
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