Effects of damping on the quantum limits to optical phase shifts in Kerr nonlinear media

A. Liebman, G. J. Milburn

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It was recently shown [Phys. Rev. A 45, 1919 (1992)] that the phase shift induced by a control beam on a signal in cross Kerr modulation is limited by the quantum nature of the control. We show that dissipation rapidly restores the classical phase shift.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4528-4531
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

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