Vacuum fluctuations and the conditional homodyne detection of squeezed light

H. J. Carmichael, Hyunchul Nha

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Abstract

Conditional homodyne detection of quadrature squeezing is compared with standard nonconditional detection. Whereas the latter identifies nonclassicality in a quantitative way, as a reduction of the noise power below the shot noise level, conditional detection makes a qualitative , distinction between vacuum state squeezing and squeezed classical noise. Implications of this comparison for the realistic interpretation of vacuum fluctuations (stochastic electrodynamics) are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Conditional homodyne detection
  • Quadrature squeezing
  • Shot noise
  • Vacuum fluctuations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Vacuum fluctuations and the conditional homodyne detection of squeezed light. / Carmichael, H. J.; Nha, Hyunchul.

In: Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics, Vol. 6, No. 8, 08.2004.

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