Two-Photon Interference.- Historical Background and General Remarks.- Quantum State from Parametric Down-Conversion.- Hong-Ou-Mandel Interferometer.- Phase-Independent Two-Photon Interference.- Phase-Dependent Two-Photon Interference: Two-Photon Interferometry.- Interference between a Two-Photon State and~a Coherent State.- Quantum Interference of More Than Two Photons.- Coherence and Multiple Pair Production in~Parametric Down-Conversion.- Quantum Interference with Two Pairs of~Down-Converted Photons.- Temporal Distinguishability of a Multi-Photon State.- Homodyne of a Single-Photon State: A Special Multi-Photon Interference.
Über den Autor
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.
Historical Background and General Remarks.- Quantum State from Parametric Down Conversion.- Hong-Ou-Mandel Interferometer.- Phase-Independent Two-Photon Interference.- Phase Dependent Two-Photon Interference: Two-Photon Interferometry.- Interference Between a Two-Photon State and a Coherent State.- Coherence and Multiple Pair Production in Parametric Down-Conversion.- Quantum Interference with Two Pairs of Down-Converted Photons.- Temporal Distinguishability of a Multi-Photon State.- Homodyne of a Single-Photon State: A Special Multi-Photon Interference.- Appendix A: Lossless Beam Splitter.- Appendix B: Derivation of the Visibility.
This book details parametric down-conversion for the generation of non-classical state of light and its applications in generating various kinds of quantum entanglement among multiple photons from parametric down-conversion. It presents applications of the principle of quantum interference to multi-photon systems. The book also details continuous variable entanglement and various types of multi-photon interference effects.
No book available on this topic for graduate students who first come into the field
Presents a systematic treatment of the multi-photon interference phenomena and their applications in quantum information sciences
Deals with a systematic treatment of parametric down conversion and presents complete coverage of various multi-photon interference effects
The model used is closely related to actual experiments