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Phase properties of light propagating in a Kerr medium: Stokes parameters versus Pegg-Barnett predictions

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Luis Aina, Alfredo and Sánchez Soto, Luis Lorenzo and Tanaś, R. (1995) Phase properties of light propagating in a Kerr medium: Stokes parameters versus Pegg-Barnett predictions. Physical review A, 51 (2). pp. 1634-1643. ISSN 1050-2947

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.51.1634


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The quantum theory of light propagation in a Kerr medium is applied to describe changes in the polarization state of light. A number of purely quantum effects arising during the propagation are analyzed. Stokes operators and Pegg-Barnett formalism are used to describe the evolution of the polarization ellipse. The predictions of these approaches are compared, showing some striking differences in the quantum regime of small photon numbers.


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© 1995 The American Physical Society.
Two of us (A.L. and L.L.S.-S.) wish to thank the Institute of Physics of the Adam Mickiewicz University for kind hospitality. Helpful discussions with Dr. A. Miranowicz are also acknowledged.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Elliptically polarized-light; Anharmonic-oscillator; Isotropic media; Quantum-theory; States; Interferometer; Uncertainty; Mechanics
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:32899
Deposited On:27 Aug 2015 08:07
Last Modified:27 Aug 2015 08:07

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