A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics

  title={A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics},
  author={Hans-A. Bachor and Timothy C. Ralph},
Classical Models of Light Experiments with Photons Quantum Models of Light Basic Optical Components Photo-currents: Generation and Detection The Laser Quantum Noise: Basic Measurements Sub-Poissonian Light Squeezing Experiments Quantum Non-demolition Experiments Applications of Quantum Optics Summary and Outlook Appendices Index. 

Quantum Noise Transfer Functions: A Practical Tool in Quantum Optics

This paper summarises a practical and elegant model for the description of optical systems based on CW lasers and photodetectors. It is based on quantum noise transfer functions and includes all

Single-photon detectors for optical quantum information applications

This review highlights the recent progress which has been made towards improved single-photon detector technologies and the impact these developments will have on quantum optics and quantum

Spatial quantum effects with continuous-wave laser beams

The application of quantum optics to spatial measurements with continuous-wave laser beams is discussed. In particular, we summarize the work on measuring small displacements and tilt. We present the

Observation of polarization quantum noise of laser radiation in Rb vapor cell

We present experimental study of polarization quantum noise of laser radiation passed through optically think vapor of Rb 87 . We observe a step-like noise spectrum. We discuss various factor which

Observation of quantum noise in the polarization of laser light in a rubidium-vapor cell

Experimental observation of quantum noise in the polarization of laser light that has passed through a dense Rb87 atomic vapor is reported. The step-like noise spectrum is observed. Factors

Are optical quantum information processing experiments possible without beamsplitter

The significance of beamsplitter in experimental optical quantum information processing and quantum technology is discussed with a focus on the role of a beamsplitter-type Hamiltonian in the recent

Single-Photon Coherent Feedback Control and Filtering

In this survey, we present single-photon states of light fields, discuss how a linear quantum system responds to a single-photon input, after that we show how a coherent feedback network can be used

Scheme for the generation of entangled solitons for quantum communication

Quantum-communication needs a source of entanglement which is accessible to non-local measurements. It is shown that an entangled pair of light beams may be generated from two bright amplitude

A bright future for quantum communications

Quantum information protocols based on continuous-variable entangled states are attractive because they exploit standard optical modulation and measurement equipment, and do not require single

Experimental realization of sub-shot-noise quantum imaging

Sub-shot-noise imaging using spatial quantum correlations between parametric down-conversion light beams is demonstrated. The scheme exhibits a larger signal-to-noise ratio than is possible through



Single Photons on Demand

QUANTUM mechanics has gained a reputation for making counterintuitive predictions. But we rarely get the chance to witness these effects directly because, being humans, we are simply too big. Take

147 6.1 .1 Technical specifications of a laser

    14.1 Loopholes in the quantum description

      2 Pulsed squeezing experiments with Kerr media

        Spectral analysis of photocurrents

          382 13.5.1 QKD using single photons

            232 9.1.1 Tools for squeezing, two simple examples

              The full quantum derivation of quantum states

                1.3 Detection o£ intensity modulation and SNR

                  221 8.4.1 How to mount a mirror