Generation of N00N-like interferences with two thermal light sources

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Bhatti D, Classen A, Oppel S, Schneider R, von Zanthier J
Journal: European Physical Journal D
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 72
Journal issue: 11
ISSN: 1434-6060


Measuring the Mth-order intensity correlation function of light emitted by two statistically independent thermal light sources may display N00N-like interferences of arbitrary order N = Ma center dot 2. We show that via a particular choice of detector positions one can isolate M-photon quantum paths where either all M photons are emitted from the same source or Ma center dot 2 photons are collectively emitted by both sources. The latter superposition displays N00N-like oscillations with N = Ma center dot 2 which may serve, e.g., in astronomy, for imaging two distant thermal sources with Ma center dot 2-fold increased resolution. We also discuss slightly modified detection schemes improving the visibility of the N00N-like interference pattern and present measurements verifying the theoretical predictions.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bhatti, Daniel
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Classen, Anton
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Oppel, Steffen
Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik
Schneider, Raimund
Professur für Experimentalphysik
von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik

How to cite

Bhatti, D., Classen, A., Oppel, S., Schneider, R., & von Zanthier, J. (2018). Generation of N00N-like interferences with two thermal light sources. European Physical Journal D, 72(11).

Bhatti, Daniel, et al. "Generation of N00N-like interferences with two thermal light sources." European Physical Journal D 72.11 (2018).


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