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Description of the states of two-photon interference in an optical gating Michelson interferometer

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Ekkarat Pongophas, Watthana Sriklin, Asawin Sinsarp, Sujin Suwanna, Withoon Chunwachirasiri, Wisit Singhsomroje

Mahidol University, MU-NECTEC Collaborative Research Unit on Quantum Information, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

J. Nanophoton. 10(1), 016013 (Mar 08, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JNP.10.016013
History: Received November 11, 2015; Accepted February 12, 2016
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Abstract.  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 ; Watthana Sriklin ; Asawin Sinsarp ; Sujin Suwanna ; Withoon Chunwachirasiri, et al.
"Description of the states of two-photon interference in an optical gating Michelson interferometer", J. Nanophoton. 10(1), 016013 (Mar 08, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.10.016013


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