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John Garrison and Raymond Chiao

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198508861

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.001.0001

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Nonclassical states of light

Nonclassical states of light

Chapter:
(p.470) 15 Nonclassical states of light
Source:
Quantum Optics
Author(s):

J. C. Garrison

R. Y. Chiao

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.003.0016

This chapter reviews theoretical and experimental aspects of non-classical states of light, e.g., squeezed states and number states. The definition of squeezed states and a review of their general properties is followed by a discussion of special kinds of squeezing, e.g., squeezed coherent states, displaced squeezed states, and amplitude or phase squeezing. An overview of photon counting statistics and robustness of squeezed states is followed by a theoretical model of their generation and a description of their experimental production. The chapter ends with a brief discussion of the experimental generation of number states, including methods for generation of single-photon states on demand, which have applications to quantum information processing.

Keywords:   non-classical state, squeezed state, amplitude squeezing, phase squeezing, number state, single-photon on demand

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