Hanbury Brown – Twiss interferometry and second-order correlations of inflaton quanta

Abstract

The quantum theory of optical coherence is applied to the scrutiny of the statistical properties of the relic inflaton quanta. After adapting the description of the quantized scalar and tensor modes of the geometry to the analysis of intensity correlations, the normalized degrees of first-order and second-order coherence are computed in the concordance… (More)

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