Abstract

The difference between the two nonclassical photon states, i.e., the squeezed state and the number-phase minimum-uncertainty state, is discussed. Four different generation principles for number-phase minimum-uncertainty states (and number states) are described. They are the following: (1) unitary evolution, using self-phase modulation and interference; (2) nonunitary state reduction, using either quantum nondemolition photon-number measurement or parametrically amplified idler-wave photon counting; (3) negative-feedback oscillators, incorporating a correlated photon-pair generator; and (4) pump-amplitude noise-suppressed lasers. A number-phase minimum-uncertainty state with photon-number noise reduced to 1 dB (20%) below the standard quantum limit in a frequency range over 100 MHz was produced by the fourth-generation principle.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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