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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1320–1322

Four-photon interference with asymmetric beam splitters

B. H. Liu, F. W. Sun, Y. X. Gong, Y. F. Huang, G. C. Guo, and Z. Y. Ou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1320-1322 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001320


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Abstract

Two experiments of four-photon interference are performed with two pairs of photons from parametric downconversion with the help of asymmetric beam splitters. The first experiment is a generalization of the Hong–Ou–Mandel interference effect to two pairs of photons while the second one utilizes this effect to demonstrate a four-photon de Broglie wavelength of λ 4 by projection measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Citation
B. H. Liu, F. W. Sun, Y. X. Gong, Y. F. Huang, G. C. Guo, and Z. Y. Ou, "Four-photon interference with asymmetric beam splitters," Opt. Lett. 32, 1320-1322 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-10-1320


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