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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2417–2423

Photon antibunching in downconverted light

J. R. Torgerson and L. Mandel  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 2417-2423 (1997)

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It is shown theoretically that when the light produced by spontaneous parametric downconversion is mixed with a stationary, narrow-band local oscillator field centered on the mid-frequency, the resulting optical field exhibits photon antibunching in the steady state. The treatment is based on the integration of the coupled Heisenberg equations of motion for the field modes.

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J. R. Torgerson and L. Mandel, "Photon antibunching in downconverted light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2417-2423 (1997)

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