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Characterizing atom sources with quantum coherence

Hodgman, Sean; Dall, R. G; Manning, A. G; Johnsson, M. T; Baldwin, Kenneth; Truscott, A. G

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Researchers can characterize atom sources by coherence properties, viewed either in the wave or particle picture, in analogy with quantum optics. First-order coherence measures amplitude fluctuations related to, for example, fringe visibility in an interferometer. Second-order coherence measures intensity variations as manifested in laser light speckle.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-12
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100887
Source: Optics and Photonics News
DOI: 10.1364/OPN.22.12.000037

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