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Quantum Noise Reduction in Optical Systems

  • D. F. Walls
  • P. D. Drummond
  • A. S. Lane
  • M. A. Marte
  • M. D. Reid
  • H. Ritsch
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 190)

Abstract

There is considerable activity in the generation of light fields with less quantum fluctuations than a coherent field, for example squeezed or sub-Poissonian light:(1–3) With such light, it is possible to beat the usual shot noise limit which leads to an enhanced sensitivity in many optical measurements. Such sensitivity is required in measurements such as the detection of gravitational radiation by optical interferometry where the signal is comparable to the quantum noise.

Keywords

Steady State Solution Local Oscillator Intensity Fluctuation Idle Mode Atomic Inversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Walls
    • 1
  • P. D. Drummond
    • 1
  • A. S. Lane
    • 2
  • M. A. Marte
    • 2
  • M. D. Reid
    • 2
  • H. Ritsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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