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Optically-pumped semiconductor squeezed-light generation

Abstract

The theory presented shows that light emitted by low-temperature semiconductors under intense optical pumping (with fluctuations at the shot-noise level, SNL) should be amplitude-squeezed down to half the SNL at nonzeri frequencies. Amplitude squeezing may also be obtained at zero frequency when spontaneous carrier recombination is significant. It is essential that the optical gain depends on photon emission rate, e.g. as a result of spectral-hole burning. A commuting-number theory that agrees exactly with quantum theory for large particle numbers is employed. Comparison is made with results previously reported for three-level atom lasers.

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Arnaud, J. Optically-pumped semiconductor squeezed-light generation. Opt Quant Electron 27, 225–238 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00631749

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Keywords

  • Burning
  • Recombination
  • Communication Network
  • Large Particle
  • Quantum Theory