Relations between bosonic quadrature squeezing and atomic spin squeezing

Xiaoguang Wang, Barry C. Sanders

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Abstract

We study relations between bosonic quadrature squeezing and atomic spin squeezing, and find that the latter reduces to the former in the limit of a large number of atoms for even and odd states. We demonstrate this reduction by treating even and odd spin coherent states, for which analytical solutions are readily obtained, and prove that even spin coherent states always exhibit spin squeezing, whereas odd spin coherent states do not, analogous to the squeezing characteristic of even and odd bosonic coherent states. Finally, we examine the squeezing transfer between photons and atoms via the Dicke Hamiltonian, where a perfect transfer of squeezing is demonstrated in the limit of a large number of atoms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)033821-1-033821-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2003 by The American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical review A.

Keywords

  • photon interactions with atoms

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