Complementarity and Polarization Modulation in Photon Interference

Complementarity and Polarization Modulation in Photon Interference We derive two general complementarity relations for the distinguishability and visibility of genuine vector-light quantum fields in double-pinhole photon interference involving polarization modulation. The established framework reveals an intrinsic aspect of wave-particle duality of the photon, not previously reported, thus providing deeper insights into foundational quantum interference physics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review Letters American Physical Society (APS)

Complementarity and Polarization Modulation in Photon Interference

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Complementarity and Polarization Modulation in Photon Interference

Abstract

We derive two general complementarity relations for the distinguishability and visibility of genuine vector-light quantum fields in double-pinhole photon interference involving polarization modulation. The established framework reveals an intrinsic aspect of wave-particle duality of the photon, not previously reported, thus providing deeper insights into foundational quantum interference physics.
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The American Physical Society
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Copyright © © 2017 American Physical Society
ISSN
0031-9007
eISSN
1079-7114
D.O.I.
10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.040401
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Abstract

We derive two general complementarity relations for the distinguishability and visibility of genuine vector-light quantum fields in double-pinhole photon interference involving polarization modulation. The established framework reveals an intrinsic aspect of wave-particle duality of the photon, not previously reported, thus providing deeper insights into foundational quantum interference physics.

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Physical Review LettersAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Jul 28, 2017

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