Generation of sub-Poissonian photon number distribution

N. Grønbech-Jensen, P. S. Ramanujam

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An optimization of a nonlinear Mach-Zehnder interferometer to produce sub-Poissonian photon number distribution is proposed. We treat the system quantum mechanically and estimate the mirror parameters, the nonlinearity of the medium in the interferometer, and the input power to obtain minimal output uncertainty in the photon number. The power efficiency of the system is shown to be high.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)2906-2909
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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Copyright (1990) by the American Physical Society.

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