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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 12, 2013
  • pp: 19209–19218

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

Jianbin Liu, Yu Zhou, Wentao Wang, Rui-feng Liu, Kang He, Fu-li Li, and Zhuo Xu  »View Author Affiliations

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

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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

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2013
Published: August 6, 2013

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)

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