Europhys. Lett.
Volume 65, Number 1, January 2004
Page(s) 27 - 33
Section Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics
Published online 01 December 2003
Europhys. Lett., 65 (1) , pp. 27-33 (2004)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2003-10061-y

Polarization-squeezed light formation in a medium with electronic Kerr nonlinearity

F. Popescu

Physics Department, Florida State University - Tallahassee, FLA 32306, USA

(Received 29 January 2003; accepted in final form 3 November 2003)

We analyze the formation of polarization-squeezed light in a medium with electronic Kerr nonlinearity. Quantum Stokes parameters are considered and the spectra of their quantum fluctuations are investigated. It is established that the frequency at which the suppression of quantum fluctuations is the greatest can be controlled by adjusting the linear phase difference between pulses. We show that by varying the intensity or the nonlinear phase shift per photon for one pulse, one can effectively control the suppression of quantum fluctuations of the quantum Stokes parameters.

42.50.Dv - Nonclassical states of the electromagnetic field, including entangled photon states; quantum state engineering and measurements.
42.50.Lc - Quantum fluctuations, quantum noise, and quantum jumps.

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