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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 67–69

Path and phase determination for an interfering photon with orbital angular momentum

Michal Kolář, Tomáš Opatrný, and Gershon Kurizki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 67-69 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000067


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Abstract

A polarized photon with well-defined orbital angular momentum that emerges from a Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) is shown to seemingly circumvent wave–particle duality constraints. For certain phase differences between the MZI arms, this pattern yields both reliable which-path information and high phase sensitivity.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2007
Published: December 20, 2007

Citation
Michal Kolář, Tomáš Opatrný, and Gershon Kurizki, "Path and phase determination for an interfering photon with orbital angular momentum," Opt. Lett. 33, 67-69 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-1-67


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