Classical treatment of the franson two-photon correlation experiment

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2127-2131
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1990
Externally publishedYes


A two-photon correlation experiment that was proposed by Franson [Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 2205 (1989)] and was recently carried out is analyzed in terms of electromagnetic waves in order to see whether the observed fourthorder interference effects can be explained classically. The conclusion is that, although a classical field can give rise to such interference effects, no classical field can actually account for the observations reported. © 1990, Optical Society of America.

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