Theoretical Physics Colloquium

Correlations in Quantum Optics

by Dr. Mayukh Lahiri (University of Vienna and IQOQI Vienna)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at AG69
The field of quantum optics studies optical phenomena that are beyond the scope of classical electromagnetic theory [1]. We will give a brief introduction to some correlation effects that are encountered in this field. We will then discuss a particular method of controlling such correlations for the single-photon case [2]. Finally, we will present a general scheme for creating and controlling correlations between two or more photons [3].

[1] L Mandel and E Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995).

[2] XY Zou, LJ Wang, and L Mandel, “Induced coherence and indistinguishability in optical interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 318 (1991).

[3] M Lahiri, “Many-particle interferometry and entanglement by path identity,” Phys. Rev. A (in press).