Generation, detection, and application of high-intensity Photon-Number-Eigenstate fields

Horace Pak-Hong Yuen*

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Abstract

Near-photon-number-eigenstate fields lead to dramatic signal-to-noise improvement beyond the standard shot-noise limit in many optical systems, including interferometric gravitational-wave detectors. These fields may be generated from parametric processes with measurement feedback. Degradation from nonideal photodetection can be overcome by appropriate optical preamplification. It is estimated that an order-of-magnitude improvement can already be obtained with existing devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2176-2179
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume56
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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