Quantum statistics can suppress classical interference

O. Steuernagel

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Classical optical interference experiments correspond to a measurement of the first-order correlation function of the electromagnetic field. The converse of this statement: exper- iments that measure the first order correlation functions do not distinguish between the quantum and classical theories of light, does not always hold. A counter example is given.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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