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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8797–8804

Classical dispersion-cancellation interferometry

K.J. Resch, P. Puvanathasan, J.S. Lundeen, M.W. Mitchell, and K. Bizheva  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8797-8804 (2007)

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Even-order dispersion cancellation, an effect previously identified with frequency-entangled photons, is demonstrated experimentally for the first time with a linear, classical interferometer. A combination of a broad bandwidth laser and a high resolution spectrometer was used to measure the intensity correlations between anti-correlated optical frequencies. Only 14% broadening of the correlation signal is observed when significant material dispersion, enough to broaden the regular interferogram by 4250%, is introduced into one arm of the interferometer.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2007
Published: June 28, 2007

K. J. Resch, P. Puvanathasan, J. S. Lundeen, M. W. Mitchell, and K. Bizheva, "Classical dispersion-cancellation interferometry," Opt. Express 15, 8797-8804 (2007)

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