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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(3): 034203    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/3/034203
ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID DYNAMICS Prev   Next  

Second-order interference of two independent and tunable single-mode continuous-wave lasers

Jianbin Liu(刘建彬)1,2 Dong Wei(卫栋)3, Hui Chen(陈辉)1,2, Yu Zhou(周宇)3, Huaibin Zheng(郑淮斌)1,2,3, Hong Gao(高宏)3, Fu-Li Li(李福利)3, Zhuo Xu(徐卓)1,2
1. Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China;
2. International Center for Dielectric Research, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China;
3. Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China
Abstract  The second-order temporal interference of two independent single-mode continuous-wave lasers is discussed by employing two-photon interference in Feynman's path integral theory. It is concluded that whether the second-order temporal interference pattern can or cannot be retrieved via two-photon coincidence counting rate is dependent on the resolution time of the detection system and the frequency difference between these two lasers. Two identical and tunable single-mode continuous-wave diode lasers are employed to verify the predictions. These studies are helpful to understand the physics of two-photon interference with photons of different spectra.
Keywords:  second-order temporal beating      two-photon interference      Feynman's path integral theory  
Received:  23 July 2015      Published:  05 March 2016
PACS:  42.50.Ar  
  42.25.Hz (Interference)  
  42.25.Kb (Coherence)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11404255) and the Doctor Foundation of Education Ministry of China (Grant No. 20130201120013).
Corresponding Authors:  Dong Wei     E-mail:  weidong@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

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Jianbin Liu(刘建彬) Dong Wei(卫栋), Hui Chen(陈辉), Yu Zhou(周宇), Huaibin Zheng(郑淮斌), Hong Gao(高宏), Fu-Li Li(李福利), Zhuo Xu(徐卓) Second-order interference of two independent and tunable single-mode continuous-wave lasers 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 034203

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