Quantum diffraction and interference of spatially correlated photon pairs generated by spontaneous parametric down-conversion

Ryosuke Shimizu, Keiichi Edamatsu, Tadashi Itoh

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Abstract

The one- and two- photon diffraction and interference experiments utilizing parametric down-converted photon pairs (biphotons) and a transmission grating were discussed. It was found that with two-photon detection, the biphoton exhibited a diffraction-interference pattern equivalent to that of an effective single particle. The analysis showed that with one-photon detection, no diffraction-interference pattern was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041805
Pages (from-to)418051-418054
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume67
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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