The spectrum of quantum fluctuations in phase quadratures of resonance fluorescence of a three-level V-type atom driven by a coherent field is investigated. We find that quantum interference between two decay channels of the atom can greatly modify the spectrum. We show that for weak excitation, quantum interference can greatly enhance squeezing and change the phase quadrature in which the maximum squeezing occurs. We also show that for strong and far-off-resonance excitation two deeply squeezing peaks appear at the Rabi sideband frequencies and quantum interference broadens the squeezing peaks.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2002|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics