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Controversy among giants: Young's experiment and loss of fringe visibility at low photon-count levels
Author(s): William T. Rhodes
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Paper Abstract

An ideal beam splitter model for an absorber presented by Leonhardt in his book Measuring the Quantum State of Light (Cambridge University Press, 1997) has intriguing implications for the simple Young's fringe experiment in the photon-counting regime. Specifically, it suggests that different results will be obtained depending on whether the light forming the fringes is attenuated at the source or at the slits.

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Date Published: 29 September 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8121, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV, 812105 (29 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895339
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William T. Rhodes, Florida Atlantic Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8121:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Andrei Yu. Khrennikov; Al F. Kracklauer, Editor(s)

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