Theory of sub-Poissonian optical solitons

Antonio Mecozzi*, Prem Kumar

*Corresponding author for this work

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A theory based on the linearization approximation of solitons that explains the observed photon-number squeezing obtained from the spectral filtering after nonlinear propagation through a fiber is presented. A back propagation method was developed to calculate the filtered noise and the continuum makes an essential contribution that leads to oscillation in the photon-number squeezing with input pulse power. The continuum enhances the squeezing over a range of propagation distances. The quantum-noise continuum decays asymptotically with a distance. The generation of continuum radiation when a propagating soliton encounters a piece of fiber with higher nonlinearity solves the quantum noise problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series
Editors Anon
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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