LQG control of an optical squeezer

S. Z.Sayed Hassen, I. R. Petersen, E. H. Huntington, M. Heurs, M. R. James

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    In this paper, we consider the application of linear quadratic Gaussian (LQG) control to the problem of optimizing the level of squeezing in one of the quadratures of an optical field. Squeezed states of light can be generated when two optical fields (at fundamental and second-harmonic frequencies) interact in an optical cavity in the presence of a second-order nonlinear crystal. Our system is an optical squeezer which is modelled as a nonlinear quantum system. Suitable models for the quantum and classical noises present in the system are used and laser phase noise which arises due to mechanical vibration of the mirror(s) in the beam path is modeled as (approximately) integrated white noise. An LQG controller is synthesized and the closed loop system is simulated to validate our design.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781424474264
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    NameProceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010


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