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.
© 2014 Optical Society of America
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)