Recurrent fourth-order interference dips and peaks with a comblike two-photon entangled state

Year: 2004

Authors: Zavatta A., Viciani S., Bellini M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (INOA), Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: We demonstrate full selective control over the constructive or destructive character of fourth-order recurrent interferences in a modified version of a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer using comblike two-photon states. The comb spectral/temporal structure is obtained by inserting an etalon cavity in the signal path of an entangled photon pair obtained by pulsed spontaneous parametric down-conversion. Both a simple qualitative discussion and a complete theoretical derivation are used to explain and analyze the experimental data.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW A

Volume: 70 (2)      Pages from: 023806-1  to: 023806-5

More Information: Funding sponsor; Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, MIUR. – PLRAAN 1050-2947 10.1103/PhysRevA.56.1627 56 , 1627 ( 1997 ). This work has been supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (MIUR). The authors would also like to thank the Physics Department of the University of Florence for the kind hospitality and F. Marin for useful discussions.
KeyWords: Bandwidth; Etalons; Interferometers; Light interference; Monochromators; Optical beam splitters; Quantum theory; Signal interference; Tuning, Etalon cavity; Interference dips; Signal photon wave packets; Spectral transmission, Photons; Entanglement; Quantum interference
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.70.023806

Citations: 10
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