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Imaging spatial-helical mode interference of single photons
Author(s): E. J. Galvez; E. Johnson; B. J Reschovsky; L. E. Coyle; A. Shah
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Paper Abstract

We present a study of the imaging of the interference of spatial-helical modes of single photons. This work includes a mathematical treatment that accounts for the direction of propagation and spatial mode degrees of freedom in the situation where light travels through an interferometer that prepares the light in distinct spatial modes and makes them interfere. We present results of the interference at the single photon level of the spatialhelical modes with topological charge 1 and 0. The results are consistent with the expectation that each photon carries the entire spatial mode information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7613, Complex Light and Optical Forces IV, 76130N (8 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843076
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E. J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)
E. Johnson, Colgate Univ. (United States)
B. J Reschovsky, Colgate Univ. (United States)
L. E. Coyle, Colgate Univ. (United States)
A. Shah, Colgate Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7613:
Complex Light and Optical Forces IV
Enrique J. Galvez; David L. Andrews; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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