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We report new experiments on polarization squeezing using ultrashort photonic pulses in a single pass of a birefringent fiber. We measure what is to our knowledge a record squeezing of -6.8+/-0.3 dB in optical fibers, which when corrected for linear losses is -10.4+/-0.8 dB. The measured polarization squeezing as a function of optical pulse energy, which(More)
We have experimentally demonstrated the efficient creation of highly entangled bipartite continuous variable polarisation states. Exploiting an optimised scheme for the production of squeezing using the Kerr non–linearity of a glass fibre we generated polarisation squeezed pulses with a mean classical excitation inˆS 3. Polarisation entanglement was(More)
We propose an operational degree of polarization in terms of the variance of the Stokes vector minimized over all the directions of the Poincaré sphere. We examine the properties of this second-order definition and carry out its experimental determination. Quantum states with the same standard (first-order) degree of polarization are correctly discriminated(More)
We investigate polarization squeezing of ultrashort pulses in optical fiber, over a wide range of input energies and fiber lengths. Comparisons are made between experimental data and quantum dynamical simulations to find good quantitative agreement. The numerical calculations, performed using both truncated Wigner and exact +P phase-space methods, include(More)
We report on a novel and efficient source of polarization squeezing that uses a single pass through an optical fiber. Using the fiber's two orthogonal polarization axes produces two identical squeezed beams. Combining these in a Stokes measurement generates polarization squeezing of up to 5.1 +/- 0.3 dB. Furthermore, this scheme enables us to directly(More)
We have experimentally demonstrated polarization entanglement using continuous variables in an ultra-short pulsed laser system at the telecommunications wavelength of 1.5 µm. Exploiting the Kerr non-linearity of a glass fibre we generated a polarization squeezed pulse withˆS 2 as the only non-zero Stokes parameter thusˆS 1 andˆS 3 being the conjugate pair.(More)
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