Abstract

We present a field-theoretical description of the squeezed states of the electromagnetic field. A definition of the squeezed state is introduced that is a natural generalization of the definition for one or two modes. We show that the squeezing produced by the medium with space- and time-dependent material coefficients and μ is directly related to the photon-pair production. In Appendix A we describe the time evolution of the Gaussian squeezed states in terms of the field variables.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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