Arbitrary interference curves by coincidence detection: Theory and experiment
2013 (English)In: Optical Society of America. Journal A: Optics, Image Science, and Vision, ISSN 1084-7529, Vol. 30, no 10, 1921-1928 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We discuss how to use coincidence detection to generate unusual, nonsinusoidal interference curves by using not a single detector, but several in coincidence. The method works for both strong (classical) and weak (on the fewphoton level) light, although in the latter case the detection becomes probabilistic with low efficiency. Using the method, one can tailor the coincidence measurement setup to obtain essentially any interference pattern. We then use the method to experimentally demonstrate phase-difference state interference patterns in the few-photon regime that are highly nonsinusoidal. We also discuss optimal implementation of the method with regard to fluctuations and success probability, and we analyze the origin and magnitude of errors.
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2013. Vol. 30, no 10, 1921-1928 p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133197DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.30.001921ISI: 000325214200003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84885332632OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-133197DiVA: diva2:659828
FunderSwedish Research Council, 621-2011-4575
QC 201310282013-10-282013-10-282013-11-08Bibliographically approved