Observation of a generalized bunching effect of six photons

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Author(s)

  • Xiao-Ling Niu
  • Yan-Xiao Gong
  • Bi-Heng Liu
  • Yun-Feng Huang
  • Guang-Can Guo

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1297-1299
Journal / PublicationOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

When photons are indistinguishably in the same temporal mode, their detection probability is greatly enhanced due to constructive multiphoton interference, as compared to the case when they are distinguishable. We observed for what is believed to be the first time such a photon bunching effect for six photons. The observed enhancement factor in six-photon coincidence measurement is 17±2, which is close to a factor of 20 for an ideal case. Our result confirms that the six photons that we obtain have a high degree of indistinguishability. © 2009 Optical Society of America.

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Citation Format(s)

Observation of a generalized bunching effect of six photons. / Niu, Xiao-Ling; Gong, Yan-Xiao; Liu, Bi-Heng et al.
In: Optics Letters, Vol. 34, No. 9, 01.05.2009, p. 1297-1299.

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