On the squeezing obtainable in parametric oscillators and bistable absorption
Abstract
We show that the maximum reduction of fluctuations that can be obtained in a degenerate parametric amplifier at steady state is by a factor of two, whatever is the ratio between the damping states γ _{1} and γ _{1} of the two modes which interact in the cavity. Thus, we generalise the recent results of Milburn and Walls, derived in the limit γ _{2} ≫ γ _{1}. We give simple analytic formulas for the fluctuations. In the case of absorptive optical bistability we find a small squeezing effect in the amplitude of the transmitted field in part of the low transmission branch.
 Publication:

Optics Communications
 Pub Date:
 March 1982
 DOI:
 10.1016/00304018(82)902152
 Bibcode:
 1982OptCo..41...67L
 Keywords:

 Bistable Circuits;
 Laser Cavities;
 Nonlinear Optics;
 Parametric Amplifiers;
 Photoabsorption;
 Atomic Energy Levels;
 Coherent Light;
 Crystal Optics;
 Phase Error;
 Ring Lasers;
 Lasers and Masers