Single-beam squeezed-state generation in sodium vapor and its self-focusing limitations

S. T. Ho, N. C. Wong, J. H. Shapiro

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Abstract

We describe an experiment that generates squeezed states by means of forward four-wave mixing in sodium vapor with a single optical beam. The single-beam arrangement maximizes the pump-probe spatial overlap in the nonlinear medium. Self-focusing (or self-defocusing) is found to be the major limiting factor in achieving optimal squeezing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-842
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume16
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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