Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 1 (2006)

Generation of squeezing in higher order Hermite-Gaussian modes with an optical parametric amplifier

M. Lassen, V. Delaubert, C.C. Harb, P.K. Lam, N. Treps, H-A. Bachor


We demonstrate quantum correlations in the transverse plane of continuous wave light beams by producing -4.0 dB, -2.6 dB and -1.5 dB of squeezing in the TEM_{00}, TEM_{10} and TEM_{20} Hermite-Gauss modes with an optical parametric amplifier, respectively. This has potential applications in quantum information networking, enabling parallel quantum information processing. We describe the setup for the generation of squeezing and analyse the effects of various experimental issues such as mode overlap between pump and seed and nonlinear losses.

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