Squeezing of Optical States on the CCR-Algebra

  • Reinhard Honegger

    Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • Alfred Rieckers

    Universität Tübingen, Germany


Squeezing processes are commonly described in terms of quadratic Hamiltonians, which generate unitary implementations of Bogoliubov transformations of the quantized electromagnetic field. Here the behaviour of the quasifree, the classical, and the coherent photon states under general squeezing Bogoliubov transformations is investigated. It is found that there is a great variety of mixed classical states, which remain classical under the squeezing operation, whereas each pure classical state becomes non-classical. Especially, some classical, microscopic first order coherent states remain classical and coherent of first order under one-mode squeezing. This contrasts squeezing of macroscopic coherent states.

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Reinhard Honegger, Alfred Rieckers, Squeezing of Optical States on the CCR-Algebra. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 33 (1997), no. 6, pp. 869–892

DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1195144880