On the generalized Twiss parameters and Courant-Snyder invariant in classical and quantum optics

G. Dattoli, C. Mari, M. Richetta, A. Torre

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In this paper we show how the mathematical tools of the charged-beam transport theory can be applied to classical and quantum optics problems. We discuss the theory of optical-beam transport in fibers, using Twiss parameters and Courant-Snyder invariants. The same quantities are then exploited to discuss the dynamical behaviour of quantum squeezed states. Finally we present generalized Twiss parameters and Courant-Snyder invariants for quadratic Hamiltonians with n degrees of freedom. © 1992 Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269 - 287
Number of pages19
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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