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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
October 16-20, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-917-6
Coherence and Quantum Imaging (FThZ)

Partial Polarization of Light in a Single-photon Interference Experiment

Mayukh Lahiri  »View Author Affiliations


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We show that light generated in a particular single-photon interference experiment is polarized when a photon behaves like wave, is unpolarized when it behaves like particle, and is partially polarized in the intermediate case.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

M. Lahiri, "Partial Polarization of Light in a Single-photon Interference Experiment," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper FThZ3.

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