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Quantum optics experiments with single photons for undergraduate laboratories
Author(s): Enrique J. Galvez; Mark Beck

Paper Abstract

We present new results of interference experiments for undergraduates that underscore the quantum nature of the light. The experiments use parametric down-conversion to generate pairs of correlated photons. The experiments involve one- and two-photon interference schemes that rely on first and second-order coherence effects. They can be used as a complement to teaching quantum mechanics or quantum optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9665, Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966513 (3 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.2207351
Show Author Affiliations
Enrique J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)
Mark Beck, Whitman College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9665:
Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Marc Nantel, Editor(s)

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