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Vacuum effect and classical information on measured amplitude and phase
Author(s): J. W. Noh
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Paper Abstract

In classical optics light is considered as an electromagnetic wave, and its dynamical properties are described by the time dependence of amplitude and phase. If a light emerging from a source has random fluctuation of amplitude and phase, this light can be described by a proper ensemble from which the mean and the dispersion of the dynamical variables are calculated. On the other hand, the same light beam can be also considered as a stream of photons in quantum optics, and the wave-particle duality produces nonclassical results in some cases. It is our purpose to clarify the role of wave and particle nature of light and distinguish the classical and quantum effects via the characterization of the dynamical variables when the light goes through a beamsplitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 2778A9 (1 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.2316058
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J. W. Noh, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2778:
17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology
Joon-Sung Chang; Jai-Hyung Lee; ChangHee Nam, Editor(s)

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