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Title: Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with cavities: Theory

Abstract

We study the number of coincidences in a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer exit whose arms have been supplemented with the addition of one or two optical cavities. The fourth-order correlation function at the beam splitter exit is calculated. In the regime where the cavities lengths are larger than the one-photon coherence length, photon coalescence and anticoalescence interference is observed. Feynman's path diagrams for the indistinguishable processes that lead to quantum interference are presented. The construction of an optical XOR gate is discussed as an application for the Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with two cavities.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Caixa Postal 702, 30123-970 Belo Horizonte MG (Brazil)
  2. (Chile)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20787160
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.043806; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; BEAM SPLITTING; CAVITY RESONATORS; COALESCENCE; COHERENCE LENGTH; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; FEYNMAN DIAGRAM; GATING CIRCUITS; INTERFERENCE; INTERFEROMETERS; INTERFEROMETRY; OPTICS; PHOTONS

Citation Formats

Olindo, C., Sagioro, M. A., Monken, C. H., Padua, S., Delgado, A., and Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Concepcion, casilla 160-C, Concepcion. Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with cavities: Theory. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Olindo, C., Sagioro, M. A., Monken, C. H., Padua, S., Delgado, A., & Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Concepcion, casilla 160-C, Concepcion. Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with cavities: Theory. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Olindo, C., Sagioro, M. A., Monken, C. H., Padua, S., Delgado, A., and Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Concepcion, casilla 160-C, Concepcion. Sat . "Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with cavities: Theory". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20787160,
title = {Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with cavities: Theory},
author = {Olindo, C. and Sagioro, M. A. and Monken, C. H. and Padua, S. and Delgado, A. and Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Concepcion, casilla 160-C, Concepcion},
abstractNote = {We study the number of coincidences in a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer exit whose arms have been supplemented with the addition of one or two optical cavities. The fourth-order correlation function at the beam splitter exit is calculated. In the regime where the cavities lengths are larger than the one-photon coherence length, photon coalescence and anticoalescence interference is observed. Feynman's path diagrams for the indistinguishable processes that lead to quantum interference are presented. The construction of an optical XOR gate is discussed as an application for the Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with two cavities.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 4,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}