Multi-Photon Quantum Interference [electronic resource] / by Zhe-Yu Jeff Ou. - Boston, MA : Springer US, 2007. - XII, 268 p. online resource.

Two-Photon Interference -- Historical Background and General Remarks -- Quantum State from Parametric Down-Conversion -- Hong-Ou-Mandel Interferometer -- Phase-Independent Two-Photon Interference -- Phase-Dependent Two-Photon Interference: Two-Photon Interferometry -- Interference between a Two-Photon State and~a Coherent State -- Quantum Interference of More Than Two Photons -- Coherence and Multiple Pair Production in~Parametric Down-Conversion -- Quantum Interference with Two Pairs of~Down-Converted Photons -- Temporal Distinguishability of a Multi-Photon State -- Homodyne of a Single-Photon State: A Special Multi-Photon Interference.

Multi-Photon Quantum Interference covers the phenomena of quantum interference through the multi-photon effects of photon correlation. The authorâ€™s focus is on the temporal correlation among photons and how it influences the interference effect. Included is discussion of some of the well known multi-photon interference schemes, such as Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer and Franson Interferometer for two-photon system, quantum state teleportation and swapping for four-photon system, and quantum state reconstruction for multi-photon system. A unique feature of the book is its quantitative characterization of photon indistinguishability and its connection to interference effects.

9780387255545

10.1007/978-0-387-25554-5 doi

Physics.

Quantum optics.

Physical optics.

Microwaves.

Electronics.

Physics.

Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering.

Quantum Optics, Quantum Electronics, Nonlinear Optics.

Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation.

Applied Optics, Optoelectronics, Optical Devices.

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