Soliton squeezing in asymmetric and symmetric fiber Mach-Zehnder nonlinear interferometers

M. Fiorentino, J. E. Sharping, P. Voss, P. Kumar, D. Levandovsky, M. Vasilyev

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Abstract

Summary form only given. Several schemes to generate squeezed light by use of the Kerr nonlinearity in optical fibers have been devised. The most recent experiments used asymmetric Sagnac loops to produce amplitude squeezing. In our experiment the Sagnac geometry is "unfolded" into a Mach-Zehnder, wherein the two arms of the interferometer correspond to the polarization modes of a single-mode PM fiber. This setup allows us to switch from an asymmetric to a symmetric interferometer, and gives us full control of the phase and amplitude of the two interfering pulses. With these degrees of freedom, we are able to maximize noise reduction and perform a full measurement of the noise properties of the soliton squeezed pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages11-12
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)155752663X, 9781557526632
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: May 6 2001May 11 2001

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period5/6/015/11/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation

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