Abstract

Errors in the recent article, “Quantum optics with particles of light,” are discussed. “Dispersed states” resulting from linear optics are simply coherent states, and have no interesting quantum statistics.

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P. L. Hagelstein. ?Application of a photon configuration-space model to soliton propagation in a fiber,? Phys. Rev. A 54, 2426 (1996).
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J. M. Fini, P. L. Hagelstein, and H. A. Haus, ?Configuration-space quantum-soliton model including loss and gain,? Phys. Rev. A 57, 4842 (1998).
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J. M. Fini and P. L. Hagelstein. ?Momentum squeezing of quantum optical pulses,? Submitted to Phys. Rev. A.

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V. V. Kozlov, Private communication, dated September 17, 2001.

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji. Atom-Photon Interactions, (New York, Wiley, 1992).

H. A. Haus, Electromagnetic noise and quantum optical measurements, (New York, Springer, 2000).

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H ̂ = d τ d τ E ( τ , τ ) ϕ ̂ ( τ ) ϕ ̂ ( τ )
ϕ ̂ ( τ ) ψ ( z ) = ϕ 0 ( τ , z ) ψ ( z ) ,
i ħ d d z ϕ 0 ( τ , z ) = d τ E ( τ , τ ) ϕ 0 ( τ , z ) ,
X ̂ P ̂ = : X ̂ P ̂ : i n d τ ϕ ̂ ( τ ) τ ϕ ̂ τ .
X ̂ P ̂ = X ̂ P ̂ i n d τ ϕ 0 * ( τ , z ) τ τ ϕ 0 ( τ , z ) .
Δ q ̂ 2 coh out = Δ q ̂ 2 min dispersed 1
α ( τ , z ) r ̂ 2 α ( τ , z ) = α ( τ , z ) r ̂ α ( τ , z ) 2 + d τ f ( τ ) 2 .

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