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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1481–1484

Changing correlation into anticorrelation by superposing thermal and laser light

Jianbin Liu, Yu Zhou, Fu-Li Li, and Zhuo Xu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 1481-1484 (2014)

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Correlation can be changed into anticorrelation by superposing thermal and laser light with the same frequency and polarization. Two-photon interference theory is employed to interpret this phenomenon. An experimental scheme is designed to verify the theoretical predictions by employing pseudothermal light to simulate thermal light. The experimental results are consistent with the theoretical results.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 18, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2014
Published: June 13, 2014

Jianbin Liu, Yu Zhou, Fu-Li Li, and Zhuo Xu, "Changing correlation into anticorrelation by superposing thermal and laser light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 1481-1484 (2014)

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