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Quantum noise detection: a portable and educational system

Morizur, Jean-François; Colla, Massimiliano; Bachor, Hans

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Quantum noise is a key feature of laser beams. It is both a limiting effect in contemporary optical measurements and a manifestation of the quantum nature of light. Its properties distinguish it from classical noise. We demonstrate a simple, reliable, and portable apparatus using low cost commercial lasers and electronics that provides evidence of these properties.

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/17005
Source: American Journal of Physics
DOI: 10.1119/1.2969722

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