%A Wang Shuai,Zhang Xiao-Yan,Fan Hong-Yi
%T Oscillation behaviour in the photon-number distribution of squeezed coherent states
%0 Journal Article
%D 2012
%J Chin. Phys. B
%R 10.1088/1674-1056/21/5/054206
%P 54206-054206
%V 21
%N 5
%U {http://cpb.iphy.ac.cn/CN/abstract/article_47669.shtml}
%8 2012-04-01
%X From the normally ordered form of the density operator of a squeezed coherent state (SCS), we directly derive the compact expression of the SCS's photon-number distribution (PND). Besides the known oscillation characteristics, we find that the PND is a periodic function with a period of π and extremely sensitive to phase. If the squeezing is strong enough, and the compound phase which is relevant to the complex squeezing and displacement parameters are assigned appropriate values, different oscillation behaviours in PND for even and odd photon numbers appear, respectively.