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Time-resolved detection of relative-intensity squeezed nanosecond pulses in an (87)Rb vapor

Abstract : We present theoretical and experimental results on the generation and detection of pulsed, relative-intensity squeezed light in a hot (87)Rb vapor. The intensity noise correlations between a pulsed probe beam and its conjugate, generated through nearly degenerate four-wave mixing in a double-lambda system, are studied numerically and measured experimentally via time-resolved balanced detection. We predict and observe approximately -1 dB of time-resolved relative-intensity squeezing with 50 ns pulses at 1MHz repetition rate. (-1.34 dB corrected for loss).
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Imad H. Agha, Christina Giarmatzi, Quentin Glorieux, Thomas Coudreau, Philippe Grangier, et al.. Time-resolved detection of relative-intensity squeezed nanosecond pulses in an (87)Rb vapor. New Journal of Physics, Institute of Physics: Open Access Journals, 2011, 13, pp.043030. ⟨10.1088/1367-2630/13/4/043030⟩. ⟨hal-00624767⟩

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