1 October 2013 Nonclassical effects in two-photon interference experiments: an event-by-event simulation
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It is shown that both the visibility V =1/2 predicted for two-photon interference experiments with two independent sources and the visibility V = 1 predicted for two-photon interference experiments with a parametric down-conversion source can be explained in terms of a locally causal, adaptive, corpuscular, classical (non-Hamiltonian) dynamical system. Hence, there is no need to invoke quantum theory to explain the so-called nonclassical effects in the interference of signal and idler photons in parametric down conversion and a revision of the commonly accepted criterion of the nonclassical nature of light is called for.
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K. Michielsen, K. Michielsen, F. Jin, F. Jin, H. De Raedt, H. De Raedt, "Nonclassical effects in two-photon interference experiments: an event-by-event simulation", Proc. SPIE 8832, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V, 88321L (1 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021862; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2021862
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