Wigner negativity in the steady-state output of a Kerr parametric oscillator

Ingrid Strandberg, Göran Johansson, Fernando Quijandría

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The output field from a continuously driven linear parametric oscillator may exhibit considerably more squeezing than the intracavity field. Inspired by this fact, we explore the nonclassical features of the steady-state output field of a driven nonlinear Kerr parametric oscillator using a temporal wave packet mode description. Utilizing a new numerical method, we have access to the density matrix of arbitrary wave packet modes. Remarkably, we find that even though the steady-state cavity field is always characterized by a positive Wigner function, the output may exhibit Wigner negativity, depending on the properties of the selected mode.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023041
JournalPhysical Review Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 13 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


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