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Multi-Spatial-Mode Single-Beam Quadrature Squeezed States of Light from Four-Wave Mixing in Hot Rubidium Vapor

Published

Author(s)

Neil V. Corzo Trejo, Alberto M. Marino, Kevin M. Jones, Paul D. Lett

Abstract

We present experimental results on the generation of multi-spatial-mode, single-beam, quadrature squeezed light using four-wave mixing in hot Rb vapor. Squeezing and phase-sensitive deamplification are observed over a range of powers and detunings near the $^{85}$Rb D1 atomic transition. We observe -3 dB of vacuum quadrature squeezing, comparable to the best single-spatial mode results previously reported using atomic vapors, however, produced here in multiple spatial modes. We confirm that the squeezing is present in more than one transverse mode by studying the spatial distribution of the noise properties of the field.
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
19
Issue
21358

Keywords

atomic spectroscopy, four-wave mixing, nonlinear optics, optical amplifier, quantum information, quantum optics, squeezing

Citation

Corzo, N. , Marino, A. , Jones, K. and Lett, P. (2011), Multi-Spatial-Mode Single-Beam Quadrature Squeezed States of Light from Four-Wave Mixing in Hot Rubidium Vapor, Optics Express, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=909323 (Accessed November 30, 2021)
Created October 24, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017