Turbulence-free two-photon double-slit interference with coherent and incoherent light
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Type of Work15 pages
Citation of Original PublicationSmith, Thomas A.; Shih, Yanhua; Turbulence-free two-photon double-slit interference with coherent and incoherent light; Optics Express 27,23 pp 33282-33297 (2019); https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/fulltext.cfm?uri=oe-27-23-33282&id=422730
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Subjectsturbulence-free Young's double-slit interferometer
two-photon interference pattern
This article reports a study on a turbulence-free Young’s double-slit interferometer. When the environmental turbulence blurs out the classic Young’s double-slit interference completely, a two-photon interference pattern is still observable from the measurement of intensity or photon number fluctuation correlation. This two-photon interferometer always produces a turbulence-free interference pattern, when the double-slit interferometer is utilizing both first-order spatially incoherent light and spatially coherent light. This type of two-photon interferometer establishes new capabilities in optical observations and sensing measurements that require high sensitivity and stability.