Transport of spatial squeezing through an optical waveguide
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Colleges, School and Institutes
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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Early online date||21 Aug 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Sep 2018|
- Quantum optics, Squeezed states, Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing, Fiber optics imaging