Quantum Statistical Properties of Optical Phase Conjugation
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Optical phase conjugation is nonlinear optical process that can remove aberrations from an optical wavefront.1 Most previous treatments of phase conjugation have treated all of the fields classically. In this paper, we treat the signal and conjugate fields quantum mechanically in order to investigate the ability of a phase conjugate mirror (PCM) to conjugate a weak signal field or a field which is in a pure quantum state (e.g., quadrature or amplitude squeezed). We use these results to investigate the quantum noise properties of a phase conjugate resonator (PCR) and to understand how the spontaneous emission of a two-level atom is modified by the presence of a PCM.
KeywordsPump Wave Incident Field Phase Conjugation Noise Photon Dipole Moment Operator
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