Linearized quantum-fluctuation theory of spectrally filtered optical solitons

Antonio Mecozzi*, Prem Kumar

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

37 Scopus citations


We study the quantum fluctuations of an optical nonlinear Schrödinger soliton after spectral filtering. The photon-number-bandwidth correlation of the emerging soliton produces squeezing in the photon number of the filtered soliton. Bandwidth oscillations caused by the interference of the soliton with the quantum-noise continuum, however, give oscillations of the photon-number squeezing and, in addition, prevent achievement of arbitrarily high values of squeezing through spectral filtering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1232-1234
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 15 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Linearized quantum-fluctuation theory of spectrally filtered optical solitons'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this