## Spatial second-order interference of pseudothermal light in a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer |

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 19209-19218 (2013)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.019209

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### Abstract

The spatial second-order interference of two independent pseudothermal light beams in a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer is studied experimentally and theoretically. The similar cosine modulation in the second-order coherence function as the one with entangled-photon pairs in a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer is observed. Two-photon interference based on Feynman’s path integral theory is employed to interpret the results. The experimental results and theoretical simulations agree with each other very well.

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**OCIS Codes**

(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

**ToC Category:**

Quantum Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2013

Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2013

Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2013

Published: August 6, 2013

**Citation**

Jianbin Liu, Yu Zhou, Wentao Wang, Rui-feng Liu, Kang He, Fu-li Li, and Zhuo Xu, "Spatial second-order interference of pseudothermal light in a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer," Opt. Express **21**, 19209-19218 (2013)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-16-19209

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