Biphoton interference and photonic de Broglie wavelength of parametric downconverted photons

R. Shimizu, K. Edamatsu, T. Itoh

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Abstract

Summary form only given. Recently, Jacobson et al. ( see Phys. Rev. Lett., vol.74, p. 4835 (1995)) proposed the concept of "photonic de Broglie wave" in multiphoton states. They argued that the photonic de Broglie wavelength of an ensemble of photons with wavelength λ0 and average number of photons N can be measured using a special interferometer with "effective beam splitters" that do not split the multiphoton states into constituent photons. Fonseca et al. see Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 82, p. 2868 (1999)) measured the photonic de Broglie wavelength of a two-photon state ("biphoton") using a kind of Young's interferometer. We propose and demonstrate the measurement of photonic de Broglie wavelength of biphotons generated by parametric down-conversion utilizing the usual Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages69-70
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)155752663X, 9781557526632
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 2001 May 62001 May 11

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period01/5/601/5/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation

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