Squeezing in Fourth-Order Parametric Downconversion

  • Antonio Mecozzi
  • Paolo Tombesi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 190)


The systems which generate squeezing of the electromagnetic radiation1,2, considered in the successful experiments performed in the last couple of years, are of the two-photon variety. They concern an optical medium with nonlinear polarization, with second-order3 or third-order4 susceptibility, interacting with an external coherent pump. Due to the low intensity of the pumps used high finesse cavity or optical fibers were employed.


Coherent State Anharmonic Oscillator Imaginary Time Nonlinear Polarization Susceptibility Tensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Mecozzi
    • 1
  • Paolo Tombesi
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondazione Ugo BordoniRomaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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