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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 24957–24966

Observation of Young’s double-slit interference with the three-photon N00N state

Yong-Su Kim, Osung Kwon, Sang Min Lee, Jong-Chan Lee, Heonoh Kim, Sang-Kyung Choi, Hee Su Park, and Yoon-Ho Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 24957-24966 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024957


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Abstract

Spatial interference of quantum mechanical particles exhibits a fundamental feature of quantum mechanics. A two-mode entangled state of N particles known as N00N state can give rise to non-classical interference. We report the first experimental observation of a three-photon N00N state exhibiting Young’s double-slit type spatial quantum interference. Compared to a single-photon state, the three-photon entangled state generates interference fringes that are three times denser. Moreover, its interference visibility of 0.49 ± 0.09 is well above the limit of 0.1 for spatial super-resolution of classical origin.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2011
Published: November 22, 2011

Citation
Yong-Su Kim, Osung Kwon, Sang Min Lee, Jong-Chan Lee, Heonoh Kim, Sang-Kyung Choi, Hee Su Park, and Yoon-Ho Kim, "Observation of Young’s double-slit interference with the three-photon N00N state," Opt. Express 19, 24957-24966 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-25-24957


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