Parity and time-reversal symmetry in the Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect
1 Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba - 58051-970, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
2 Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco - Dois Irmãos, 52171-900 Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Received: 13 January 2017
Accepted: 2 February 2017
We investigate the parity and time-reversal symmetry in the Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment. For this purpose, we develop a general scattering matrix framework founded on the concatenation of many individual compounded scattering processes on the setup. Within such scattering formulation, we propose a theoretical and experimental mechanism which provides how to measure the symmetry of the system through the correlation function of a pair of particles transmitted through the leads. The correlation function naturally reveal the quantum statistics of both bosons and fermions and demonstrate a very preponderant role of PT-symmetry on the HBT experiment.
PACS: 42.50.-p – Quantum optics / 73.40.-c – Electronic transport in interface structures / 73.23.-b – Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems
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