Semi-Classical Input-Output Linearization Techniques for Quantum Fluctuations and Beyond

  • Claude Fabre
  • Jean-Michel Courty
  • Elisabeth Giacobino
  • Antoine Heidmann
  • Laurent Hilico
  • Paul Mandel
  • Nicolas Pettiaux
  • Serge Reynaud
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 282)


In the recent years, different methods have been proposed to determine the spectrum of quantum fluctuations at the output of a given optical sytem. Among them, the semi-classical input-output method1,2,3 has been successfully applied to steady-state problems involving intracavity three-wave4,5,6 or four-wave mixing 7 in pure parametric media, taking into account the possible existence of linear losses in the system. After a brief overview of this method (part2), we will show how it can be extended to treat more complicated situations: firstly (part3), the case of a system without a steady-state solution (more precisely, in the self-pulsing regime), and secondly (part4), the case of a non-linear medium having its own dynamics and excess noise sources (more precisely, for atomic systems inserted in an optical cavity).


Hopf Bifurcation Optical Parametric Oscillator Quantum Fluctuation Field Fluctuation Input Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Fabre
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Courty
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Giacobino
    • 1
  • Antoine Heidmann
    • 1
  • Laurent Hilico
    • 1
  • Paul Mandel
    • 2
  • Nicolas Pettiaux
    • 2
  • Serge Reynaud
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de l’ENS, associé au CNRSUniversité P. et M. CurieParis 05France
  2. 2.Université Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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