Coherence versus interferometric resolution



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Luis Aina, Alfredo (2010) Coherence versus interferometric resolution. Physical review A, 81 (6). 065802_1-065802_4. ISSN 1050-2947

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We examine the relation between second-order coherence and resolution in the interferometric detection of phase shifts. While for classical thermal light resolution and second-order coherence are synonymous, we show that for quantum light beams reaching optimum precision second-order coherence and resolution become antithetical.

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©2010 The American Physical Society. This work has been supported by project No. FIS2008-01267 of the Spanish Direccion General de Investigacion del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion, and by project QUITEMAD S2009-ESP-1594 of the Consejeria de Educacion de la Comunidad de Madrid.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Quantum; Phase; Light
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:30875
Deposited On:12 Jun 2015 15:33
Last Modified:15 Jun 2015 10:38

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