Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics Letters

, Volume 82, Issue 3, pp 110–114

Observation of quantum noise in the polarization of laser light in a rubidium-vapor cell

  • A. S. Zibrov
  • I. Novikova
Atoms, Spectra, Radiations

DOI: 10.1134/1.2086125

Cite this article as:
Zibrov, A.S. & Novikova, I. Jetp Lett. (2005) 82: 110. doi:10.1134/1.2086125


Experimental observation of quantum noise in the polarization of laser light that has passed through a dense Rb87 atomic vapor is reported. The step-like noise spectrum is observed. Factors responsible for the form of the observed spectrum and the absence of noise “squeezing” predicted by Matsko et al. [Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001)] are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Zibrov
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. Novikova
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Physics DepartmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia