Motivated by recent experiments, we study four-wave-mixing in an atomic double- system driven by a far-detuned pump. Using the Heisenberg-Langevin formalism, and based on the microscopic properties of the medium, we calculate the classical and quantum properties of seed and conjugate beams beyond the linear amplifier approximation. A continuous-variable approach gives us access to relative-intensity noise spectra that can be directly compared with experiments. Restricting ourselves to the cold-atom regime, we predict the generation of quantum-correlated beamswith a relative-intensity noise spectrum well belowthe standard quantum limit (down to−6 dB).Moreover, entanglement between seed and conjugate beamsmeasured by an inseparability down to 0.25 is expected. This work opens the way to the generation of entangled beams by four-wave mixing in a cold-atom sample.
|Autori interni:||ARIMONDO, ENNIO|
|Autori:||Q. Glorieux; R. Dubessy; S. Guibal; L. Guidoni; J.-P. Likforman; and T. Coudreau; Arimondo E|
|Titolo:||Double-Lambda microscopic model for entangled light generation by four-wave mixing|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevA.82.033819|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|