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Twin-beam intensity-difference squeezing below 10 Hz

TitleTwin-beam intensity-difference squeezing below 10 Hz
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsM-C. Wu, B. L. Schmittberger, N. R. Brewer, R. W. Speirs, K. M. Jones, and P. D. Lett
JournalOpt. Express
Date PublishedFEB 18
Type of ArticleArticle

We report the generation of strong, bright-beam intensity-difference squeezing down to measurement frequencies below 10 Hz. We generate two-mode squeezing in a four-wave mixing (4WM) process in Rb vapor, where the single-pass-gain nonlinear process does not require cavity locking and only relies on passive stability. We use diode laser technology and several techniques, including dual seeding, to remove the noise introduced by seeding the 4WM process as well as the background noise. Twin-beam intensity-difference squeezing down to frequencies limited only by the mechanical and atmospheric stability of the lab is achieved. These results should enable important low-frequency applications such as direct intensity-difference imaging with bright beams on integrating detectors. (C) 2019 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement