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Again a simple, and useful, situation is for the modulation depth to be very small, M 1. 26) and the sidebands will only appear on measurements of the X2 quadrature. Exact expressions for larger M involve n’th order Bessel functions [Lou73]. The phasor diagram corresponding 22 2 Classical models of light to this double sideband approximation is shown in Fig. 5(b) and Fig. 5(d). The sidebands have the same magnitude. The relative phase of the amplitudes is such that the two resulting beat signals have the opposite sign and the beat signals cancel.

This is the regime which we use to describe beams of light detected by detectors which produce a photocurrent. We will call them the amplitude and phase quadratures. The direct link between variations in the quadrature values and those of the field magnitude and phase is shown diagrammatically in Fig. 3. 2). Note that because the field is propagating in the z-direction this is equivalent to the energy in the volume element dx, dy, c dt. 16) where we have assumed that dx dy dt is sufficiently small that α does not vary over the interval, but that dt 1/Ω is satisfied and the time average will be over a large number of optical cycles.

19) where the tilde indicates a Fourier transform. A simple example is illustrative at this point. Suppose the fluctuations in our variable are made up of two parts: a deterministic signal, δys = g cos(2πΩt) and randomly varying noise which we represent by the stochastic function δyn = f ζ(t) (f and g are positive constants). The signal and noise are uncorrelated so we can treat them separately. 19). The Fourier transform of a cosine is a pair of delta functions at ±Ω. Squaring and averaging over a small range of frequencies (say δΩ) around ±Ω we end up with two signals of size g 2 .

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