The second-order interference between laser and thermal light
1 Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education & International Center for Dielectric Research, Xi'an Jiaotong University - Xi'an 710049, China
2 MOE Key Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, Department of Applied Physics, Xi'an Jiaotong University - Xi'an 710049, China
Received: 25 January 2014
Accepted: 13 March 2014
Anticorrelation is observed when laser and pseudothermal light beams are incident to the two input ports of a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer, respectively. The spatial second-order interference pattern of laser and pseudothermal light beams is reported. A temporal Hong-Ou-Mandel dip is observed when these two detectors are in symmetrical positions. The experimental results can be interpreted by the two-photon interference theory.
PACS: 42.50.Ar – Photon statistics and coherence theory / 42.25.Hz – Interference
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