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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23672–23677

Interference from a nonlocal double-slit through one-photon process

Shu Gan, Su-Heng Zhang, Jun Xiong, and Kaige Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23672-23677 (2009)

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In this paper, we report an interference experiment in which a spatially incoherent light source illuminates two spatially separated apertures, whose superposition at the same place forms a double-slit. The experimental result exhibits a well-defined interference fringe solely through intensity measurements, in agreement with the theoretical analysis by means of the first-order spatial interference of the incoherent light. Consequently, the nonlocal double-slit interference with thermal light should be attributed to the first-order spatial correlation of incoherent field.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2009
Published: December 10, 2009

Shu Gan, Su-Heng Zhang, Jun Xiong, and Kaige Wang, "Interference from a nonlocal double-slit through one-photon process," Opt. Express 17, 23672-23677 (2009)

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