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Photon Statistics, Antibunching and Squeezed States

  • Gerd Leuchs
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 135)

Abstract

Since the pioneering experiment by Hanbury Brown and Twiss1 and the developments in the quantum description of the electromagnetic radiation field initiated by Glauber2 and Sudarshan3 the field of photon statistics and correlation has gained increasing attention. Today some applied techniques based on light correlation measurements are well established, e.g., in astronomy4 and diagnostics of particle motion.5 One of the frontiers in present research is concerned with nonclassical properties of the radiation field referred to in the literature as photon antibunching and squeezed states. In the following discussions we attempt to describe the status and address future prospects of experiments on these phenomena.

Keywords

Coherent State Radiation Field Photon Number Saturable Absorber Local Oscillator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Leuchs
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Laboratory AstrophysicsUniversity of Colorado and National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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