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Nonclassical effects in two-photon interference experiments: an event-by-event simulation
Author(s): K. Michielsen; F. Jin; H. De Raedt
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that both the visibility V =1/2 predicted for two-photon interference experiments with two independent sources and the visibility V = 1 predicted for two-photon interference experiments with a parametric down-conversion source can be explained in terms of a locally causal, adaptive, corpuscular, classical (non-Hamiltonian) dynamical system. Hence, there is no need to invoke quantum theory to explain the so-called nonclassical effects in the interference of signal and idler photons in parametric down conversion and a revision of the commonly accepted criterion of the nonclassical nature of light is called for.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8832, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V, 88321L (1 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021862
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K. Michielsen, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)
RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
F. Jin, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)
H. De Raedt, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8832:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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