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Multi-Photon Quantum Interference


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Two-Photon Interference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zhe-Yu Jeff Ou
      Pages 3-15
    3. Zhe-Yu Jeff Ou
      Pages 43-61
    4. Zhe-Yu Jeff Ou
      Pages 63-82
  3. Quantum Interference of More Than Two Photons

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-268

About this book


Multi-Photon Quantum Interference covers the phenomena of quantum interference through the multi-photon effects of photon correlation. The author’s focus is on the temporal correlation among photons and how it influences the interference effect.

Included is discussion of some of the well known multi-photon interference schemes, such as Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer and Franson Interferometer for two-photon system, quantum state teleportation and swapping for four-photon system, and quantum state reconstruction for multi-photon system. A unique feature of the book is its quantitative characterization of photon indistinguishability and its connection to interference effects.


Interferometer coincidence entanglement interference interferometry parametric down-conversion pulse z. y. ou

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolis

About the authors

Dr. Z. Y. Jeff Ou obtained his B.S. degree from Beijing University in 1984 and his Ph.D. degree from University of Rochester in 1990. He is now a professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His research interests are in the fields of nonlinear optics and quantum optics with application in quantum information.

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