Non-classical interference between independent sources

JG Rarity, PR Tapster, R Loudon

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When a one-photon state is mixed with a (separate) weak coherent state at a beamsplitter the probability for seeing one photon in each beamsplitter output approaches zero due to destructive interference. We demonstrate this non-classical interference effect using pulse-gated single photons and weak mode-locked laser pulses
Translated title of the contributionNon-classical interference between independent sources
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S171 - S175
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics
Volume7 (7)
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

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Publisher: IOP Publishing


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