We report the generation of a stable continuous-wave low-frequency squeezed vacuum field with a squeezing level of at , the wavelength at which laser-interferometric gravitational wave (GW) detectors operate, using periodically poled (PPKTP) in a subthreshold optical parametric oscillator. The squeezing was observed in a broad band of frequencies above where the sensitivity of the currently operational GW detectors is limited by shot noise. PPKTP has the advantages of higher nonlinearity, smaller pump-induced seed absorption, and wider temperature tuning range than alternative nonlinear materials such as MgO-doped or periodically poled , and is, therefore, an excellent material for generation of squeezed vacuum fields for application to laser interferometers for GW detection.
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