Transport of spatial squeezing through an optical waveguide

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Abstract

Multi-core optical fibers are readily used in endoscopic devices to transmit classical images. As an extension to the quantum domain, we study the transmission of the spatial quantum fluctuations of light through a conduit made of the ordered packing of thousands of fibers. Starting from twin beams that are correlated in their local intensity fluctuations, we show that, in the limit of a high density of constituent fiber cores, the intensity-difference squeezing present in arbitrary matching regions of the beams is preserved when one of the beams is sent through the conduit. The capability of using fiber bundles to transport quantum information encoded in the spatial degrees of freedom could bring guided-light technology to the emergent field of quantum imaging.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number335635
Pages (from-to)22783-22792
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume26
Issue number18
Early online date21 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Quantum optics, Squeezed states, Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing, Fiber optics imaging