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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17308–17317

Interference effects induced by non-local spatial filtering

S. P. Walborn, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, and C. H. Monken  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17308-17317 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017308


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Abstract

The spatial correlation between down-converted photons allows for non-local spatial filtering when two-photon coincidences are registered. This allows one to non-locally control the visibility of interference fringes, to observe ghost images and interference patterns, and to “retrieve” a coherent quantum image from an incoherent field distribution. We show theoretically that non-local spatial filtering can lead to counter-intuitive effects when the pump beam is no longer given by a Gaussian profile. Namely, increased non-local filtering can actually decrease the visibility of interference fringes, contrary to what has been observed so far. We explain this behavior through the transverse spatial parity entanglement of the down-converted photons.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2011
Published: August 18, 2011

Citation
S. P. Walborn, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, and C. H. Monken, "Interference effects induced by non-local spatial filtering," Opt. Express 19, 17308-17317 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17308


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