Barnett, S M and Jeffers, J and Gatti, A and Loudon, R (1998) Quantum optics of lossy beam splitters. Physical Review A, 57 (3). pp. 2134-2145. ISSN 1094-1622Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The familiar input-output relations for an optical beam splitter are generalized to allow for linear absorption by the medium forming the mirror. Beam-splitter losses generally affect the noise levels detectable in experiments involving nonclassical Light. When employed to investigate two-photon interference effects, a lossy beam splitter can lead to apparent nonlinear absorption, which, in the most extreme case, leads to either both or neither of the photons being absorbed. The degree of second-order coherence of antibunched light can be maintained on transmission through the beam splitter but any amplitude squeezing in the incident light is degraded.
|Keywords:||electromagnetic fields, linear directional coupler, dielectrics, continuum fields, lasers, approximation, interference, propagation, light, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Optics. Light|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jun 2011 11:27|
|Last modified:||17 Feb 2017 05:14|