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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1972
  • pp: 120–124

Two-Photon Correlations in a Mixture of Gaussian and Laser Light

G. Present and D. B. Scarl  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 120-124 (1972)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.11.000120


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Abstract

Measurement of the two-photon time distribution in a mixture of light from a He–Ne laser and a Gaussian source of the same central frequency agrees well with the prediction of coherence theory when the laser is represented by a single coherent state. The peak in the distribution near zero time difference is made up of contributions due to the second-order interference between pairs of Gaussian photons and between laser and Gaussian photons.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 1971
Published: January 1, 1972

Citation
G. Present and D. B. Scarl, "Two-Photon Correlations in a Mixture of Gaussian and Laser Light," Appl. Opt. 11, 120-124 (1972)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-11-1-120

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