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Title: Observation of anticorrelation in incoherent thermal light fields

Abstract

We wish to report a recent experimental observation of anticorrelation from first-order and second-order incoherent thermal fields in the joint photodetection of two independent photodetectors. In the view of classical theory, the nontrivial second-order correlation of thermal light is caused by the statistical correlation of intensity fluctuations, which can be observed only from first-order coherent thermal radiations. What is the physical cause of this observed anticorrelation, then?.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22072200
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CORRELATIONS; FLUCTUATIONS; PHOTODETECTORS; THERMAL RADIATION

Citation Formats

Chen Hui, Peng Tao, Karmakar, Sanjit, Xie Zhenda, and Shih Yanhua. Observation of anticorrelation in incoherent thermal light fields. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033835.
Chen Hui, Peng Tao, Karmakar, Sanjit, Xie Zhenda, & Shih Yanhua. Observation of anticorrelation in incoherent thermal light fields. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033835.
Chen Hui, Peng Tao, Karmakar, Sanjit, Xie Zhenda, and Shih Yanhua. Thu . "Observation of anticorrelation in incoherent thermal light fields". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033835.
@article{osti_22072200,
title = {Observation of anticorrelation in incoherent thermal light fields},
author = {Chen Hui and Peng Tao and Karmakar, Sanjit and Xie Zhenda and Shih Yanhua},
abstractNote = {We wish to report a recent experimental observation of anticorrelation from first-order and second-order incoherent thermal fields in the joint photodetection of two independent photodetectors. In the view of classical theory, the nontrivial second-order correlation of thermal light is caused by the statistical correlation of intensity fluctuations, which can be observed only from first-order coherent thermal radiations. What is the physical cause of this observed anticorrelation, then?.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.033835},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 3,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}