8 March 2016 Description of the states of two-photon interference in an optical gating Michelson interferometer
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We investigate the interference of two photons in an optical gating Michelson interferometer. The phenomenon is studied using two different representations of photons: the space-time domain and a step-by-step two-photon state evolution. Both representations lead to identical results. The evolution analysis describes the result by the interference of four two-photon traveling states, whereas the space-time domain analysis reveals that the classical interference of the high-intensity light source is identical to two-photon interference in the quantum regime, except for a multiplicative factor of (n2) , where n is the number of photons.
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Ekkarat Pongophas, Ekkarat Pongophas, Watthana Sriklin, Watthana Sriklin, Asawin Sinsarp, Asawin Sinsarp, Sujin Suwanna, Sujin Suwanna, Withoon Chunwachirasiri, Withoon Chunwachirasiri, Wisit Singhsomroje, Wisit Singhsomroje, } "Description of the states of two-photon interference in an optical gating Michelson interferometer," Journal of Nanophotonics 10(1), 016013 (8 March 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.10.016013 . Submission:
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