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Title: Critical Kerr nonlinear optical cavity in the presence of internal loss and driving noise

Abstract

We theoretically analyze the noise transformation of a high-power continuous-wave light field that is reflected off a critical Kerr nonlinear cavity (KNLC). Our investigations are based on a rigorous treatment in the time domain. Thereby, realistic conditions of a specific experimental environment including optical intracavity loss and strong classical driving noise can be modeled for any KNLC. We show that, even in the presence of optical loss and driving noise, considerable squeezing levels can be achieved. We find that the achievable squeezing levels are not limited by the driving noise but solely by the amount of optical loss. Amplitude-quadrature squeezing of the reflected mean field is obtained if the KNLC's operating point is chosen properly. Consistently, a KNLC can provide a passive purely optical reduction of laser-power noise as experimentally demonstrated in Khalaidovski et al.[Phys. Rev. A 80, 053801 (2009)]. We apply our model to this experiment and find good agreement with measured noise spectra.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut) and Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Callinstrasse 38, D-30167 Hannover (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22072204
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AMPLITUDES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; LASERS; MEAN-FIELD THEORY; NOISE; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; SPECTRA; TRANSFORMATIONS

Citation Formats

Thuering, Andre, and Schnabel, Roman. Critical Kerr nonlinear optical cavity in the presence of internal loss and driving noise. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033839.
Thuering, Andre, & Schnabel, Roman. Critical Kerr nonlinear optical cavity in the presence of internal loss and driving noise. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033839.
Thuering, Andre, and Schnabel, Roman. Thu . "Critical Kerr nonlinear optical cavity in the presence of internal loss and driving noise". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033839.
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title = {Critical Kerr nonlinear optical cavity in the presence of internal loss and driving noise},
author = {Thuering, Andre and Schnabel, Roman},
abstractNote = {We theoretically analyze the noise transformation of a high-power continuous-wave light field that is reflected off a critical Kerr nonlinear cavity (KNLC). Our investigations are based on a rigorous treatment in the time domain. Thereby, realistic conditions of a specific experimental environment including optical intracavity loss and strong classical driving noise can be modeled for any KNLC. We show that, even in the presence of optical loss and driving noise, considerable squeezing levels can be achieved. We find that the achievable squeezing levels are not limited by the driving noise but solely by the amount of optical loss. Amplitude-quadrature squeezing of the reflected mean field is obtained if the KNLC's operating point is chosen properly. Consistently, a KNLC can provide a passive purely optical reduction of laser-power noise as experimentally demonstrated in Khalaidovski et al.[Phys. Rev. A 80, 053801 (2009)]. We apply our model to this experiment and find good agreement with measured noise spectra.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033839},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 3,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}