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Intensity-intensity correlations as a probe of interferences under conditions of noninterference in the intensity


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Author(s): Agarwal GS, von Zanthier J, Skornia C, Walther H
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2002
Volume: 65
Journal issue: 5
ISSN: 1050-2947

Abstract

The different behavior of first-order interferences and second-order correlations are investigated for the case of two coherently excited atoms. For intensity measurements this problem is in many respects equivalent to Young's double-slit experiment and was investigated in an experiment by Eichmann [Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2359 (1993)] and later analyzed in detail by Itano [Phys. Rev. A 57, 4176 (1998)]. Our results show that in cases where the intensity interferences disappear the intensity-intensity correlations can display an interference pattern with a visibility of up to 100%. The contrast depends on the polarization selected for the detection and is independent of the strength of the driving field. The nonclassical nature of the calculated intensity-intensity correlations is also discussed.



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APA: Agarwal, G.S., von Zanthier, J., Skornia, C., & Walther, H. (2002). Intensity-intensity correlations as a probe of interferences under conditions of noninterference in the intensity. Physical Review A, 65(5). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.65.053826

MLA: Agarwal, Girish S., et al. "Intensity-intensity correlations as a probe of interferences under conditions of noninterference in the intensity." Physical Review A 65.5 (2002).

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