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Single-photon side bands

Ralph, Timothy Cameron; Huntington, Elanor Harriet; Symul, Thomas

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Single-photon states (and other non-Gaussian states) are typically studied in the time domain. In contrast, continuous-variable Gaussian states such as squeezed states are typically studied at side-band frequencies. Much of modern optical communication technology is also based on side-band techniques. Here we discuss what it means to produce single-photon states at side-band frequencies and propose techniques for producing and analyzing such states.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/56240
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.77.063817

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