Entanglement and Squeezing of the Optical Field Modes in High Harmonic Generation

Philipp Stammer, Javier Rivera-Dean, Andrew S. Maxwell, Theocharis Lamprou, Javier Argüello-Luengo, Paraskevas Tzallas, Marcelo F. Ciappina, Maciej Lewenstein

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Squeezed optical fields are a powerful resource for a variety of investigations in basic research and technology. However, the generation of intense squeezed light is challenging. Here, we show that intense squeezed light can be produced using strongly laser driven atoms and the so far unrelated process of high harmonic generation. We demonstrate that when the intensity of the driving field significantly depletes the ground state of the atoms, leading to dipole moment correlations, the quantum state of the driving field and the generated high harmonics are entangled and squeezed. Furthermore, we analyze how the resulting quadrature squeezing of the fundamental laser mode after the interaction can be controlled. The findings open the way for the generation of high intensity squeezed light states for a wide range of applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number143603
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 5 Apr 2024


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