Quantum Fluctuations of Coherent Light in Nonlinear Media

  • Arani Chakravarti, Samita Sil, +10 authors Bipul Sarkar
  • Published 2002


There are substantial quantum fluctuations even in a pure coherent state. For example, the quadrature fluctuation in coherent state |α > is 1 2 and the fluctuation in photon number is |α|2. Further, randomization in the case of general classical states which are random superposition of coherent states can only increase these fluctuations. But there are some… (More)

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