13 September 2016 Two-mode squeezed light source for quantum illumination and quantum imaging II
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Two-mode squeezed light is a macroscopic quantum entangled state of electro-magnetic fields and shows non-classical correlation between quadrature phase amplitudes in each optical mode. In this work the author is developing a high-quality two-mode squeezed light source for exploring the possibility of a quantum radar system based on a quantum illumination method and also expecting to apply it to quantum imaging. Two-mode squeezed light can be generated by combining two independent single-mode squeezed light beams using a beam splitter with a relative optical phase of 90 degrees between them. In current experimental progress the author developed two sub-threshold optical parametric oscillators to generate single-mode squeezed light beams. In the actual quantum radar or quantum imaging system, a turbulent atmosphere degrades quantum entanglement of a light source and affects performance of target detection. An optical loss is one of the simplest and most probable examples of environmental factors. In this work an evaluation method for quantum entanglement of two-mode squeezed light source is developed with consideration for the optical loss based on Duan's inseparability criteria.
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Genta Masada, Genta Masada, "Two-mode squeezed light source for quantum illumination and quantum imaging II", Proc. SPIE 9980, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XIV, 99800T (13 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237546; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2237546
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