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Observation of bosonic coalescence and fermionic anti-coalescence with indistinguishable photons
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The symmetrization postulate asserts that the state of particular species of particles can only be of one permutation symmetry type: symmetric for bosons and antisymmetric for fermions. We report some experimental results showing that pairs of photons indistinguishable by all degrees of freedom can exhibit not only a bosonic behavior, as expected for photons, but also a surprisingly sharp fermionic behavior under speci c conditions.

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Date Published: 1 October 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8832, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V, 88321K (1 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024090
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Guillaume Adenier, Univ. of Oslo (Norway)
Joakim Bergli, Univ. of Oslo (Norway)
Andreas P. Thörn, Univ. of Oslo (Norway)
Arnt Inge Vistnes, Univ. of Oslo (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8832:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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