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Teaching quantum mechanics with the Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer
Author(s): Gustavo Armendáriz; Jorge Cravioto-Lagos; Victor Velázquez; Marcela Grether; Enrique López-Moreno; E. J. Galvez

Paper Abstract

The Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer is an optical device which allows us to prove experimentally the quantum nature of light via the quantum amplitude superposition of two indistinguishable photons. We have implemented this experiment as an advanced undergraduate laboratory experience. We were able to overcome well known difficulties with this experiment using recently reported techniques by Thomas et al. [Rev. Sci. Instr. 80, 036101 (2009), ].

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 928908 (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070280
Show Author Affiliations
Gustavo Armendáriz, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Jorge Cravioto-Lagos, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Victor Velázquez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Marcela Grether, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Enrique López-Moreno, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (Mexico)
E. J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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