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Back-action-induced Squeezed Light in a Detuned Quantum Non-demolition Scheme

Abstract : We describe the experimental observation and theoretical interpretation of a squeezing effect which occurs through the coupling of two light beams in a three-level atomic system. The origin of this effect can be attributed to the transfer of the intensity fluctuations of one beam to the phase fluctuations of the other one, followed by an optical feedback onto the intensity of the initial beam. The first step of the information transfer is similar to the one which occurs in a quantum non-demolition (QND) measurement of the intensity. The feedback effect is obtained through mixing of the phase and intensity quadratures, due to the detuning of the optical cavity which contains the nonlinear medium. Therefore the information obtained by the QND measurement is used to correct the intensity fluctuations of the signal beam by a build-in mechanism, which does not require any use of external electronics.
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Philippe Grangier, Jean-Philippe Poizat, Philippe Grelu, F. Castelli, L. A. Lugiato, et al.. Back-action-induced Squeezed Light in a Detuned Quantum Non-demolition Scheme. Journal of Modern Optics, Taylor & Francis, 1994, 41 (12), pp.2241 - 2257. ⟨10.1080/09500349414552111⟩. ⟨hal-00559071⟩