Relative intensity squeezing by four-wave mixing with loss: An analytic model and experimental diagnostic

Martijn Jasperse, Lincoln Turner, Robert Scholten

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    Four-wave mixing near resonance in an atomic vapor can pro- duce relative intensity squeezed light suitable for precision measurements beyond the shot-noise limit. We develop an analytic distributed gain/loss model to describe the competition of mixing and absorption through the non-linear medium. Using a novel matrix calculus, we present closed-form expressions for the degree of relative intensity squeezing produced by this system.We use these theoretical results to analyze experimentally measured squeezing from a 85Rb vapor and demonstrate the analytic modela??s utility as an experimental diagnostic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3765 - 3774
    Number of pages10
    JournalOptics Express
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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