Squeezed Lasers

C. M. Savage and T. C. Ralph

A simple mechanism whereby lasers can "lase" squeezed light has recently been discovered. Unlike previous schemes, the pump does not have to be regular; rather, the atoms themselves regularize the pumping process. This is significant because optical measurements are ultimately limited in their sensitivity by the light's quantum mechanical noise.

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Squeezed Lasers

C. M. Savage and T. C. Ralph

A simple mechanism whereby lasers can "lase" squeezed light has recently been discovered. Unlike previous schemes, the pump does not have to be regular; rather, the atoms themselves regularize the pumping process. This is significant because optical measurements are ultimately limited in their sensitivity by the light's quantum mechanical noise.

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Publish Date: 01 December 1991


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