Amethod for measuring the transmittivity of optical samples by using squeezed vacuumradiation is illustrated. A squeezed vacuumfield generated by a belowthreshold optical parametric oscillator is propagated through a non-dispersive medium and detected by a homodyne apparatus. The variance of the detected quadrature is used for measuring the transmittivity. With this method the number of photons passing through the sample during the measurement interval is drastically reduced. The results of some tests are reported.
|Titolo:||Transmittivity measurements by means of squeezed vacuum light|
|Autori interni:||PARIS, MATTEO (Penultimo)|
|Parole Chiave:||homodyne detection ; light transmission ; optical parametric oscillators ; optical squeezing|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/0953-4075/39/5/016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|