Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)

, Volume 111, Issue 10, pp 1253–1258 | Cite as

Quantum interference and diffraction in the phase space



It is shown that a coherent superposition ofN squeezed states leads to a photon number distributionP n that is analogous to the classical result of interference and diffraction. The oscillations inP n coincide with those obtained in the classicalN-slits diffraction with a form-factor given by |(n|ψ)|2{sin(2nφn)/sin(2φn}2. Illustrative examples of particular superpositions are considered.


42.50.Dv Nonclassical field states squeezed, antibunched, and sub-Poissonian states operational definitions of the phase of the field phase measurements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal de GoiasGoiânia (GO)Brazil
  2. 2.Institute de FísicaUniversidade de São PauloSão Paulo (SP)Brazil

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