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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14056–14065

High visibility two-photon interference with classical light

Peilong Hong, Lei Xu, Zhaohui Zhai, and Guoquan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14056-14065 (2013)

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Two-photon interference with independent classical sources, in which superposition of two indistinguishable two-photon paths plays a key role, is of limited visibility with a maximum value of 50%. By using a random-phase grating to modulate the wavefront of a coherent light, we introduce superposition of multiple indistinguishable two-photon paths, which enhances the two-photon interference effect with a signature of visibility exceeding 50%. The result shows the importance of phase control in the control of high-order coherence of classical light.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2013
Published: June 5, 2013

Peilong Hong, Lei Xu, Zhaohui Zhai, and Guoquan Zhang, "High visibility two-photon interference with classical light," Opt. Express 21, 14056-14065 (2013)

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