Quantum tomography of a laser beam interacting with cold atoms
(Laboratoire de l'UPMC et de l'ENS, associé au CNRS.) , Case 74, UPMC
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2 Fakultat für Physik, Universität Konstanz - D78434, Konstanz, Germany
Accepted: 16 April 1999
We have used the method of quantum tomography to reconstruct the Wigner function of squeezed light generated from a laser beam having interacted with cold atoms. The photon number distribution has been investigated showing features of squeezed states.
PACS: 32.80.Pj – Optical cooling of atoms; trapping / 42.50.Lc – Quantum fluctuations, quantum noise, and quantum jumps / 42.50.Ar – Photon statistics and coherence theory
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