Corpus ID: 210859138

Interfering distinguishable photons

  title={Interfering distinguishable photons},
  author={Alex E. Jones and Adrian J. Menssen and Helen M. Chrzanowski and Tom A. W. Wolterink and Valery S. Shchesnovich and Ian A. Walmsley},
  • Alex E. Jones, Adrian J. Menssen, +3 authors Ian A. Walmsley
  • Published 2020
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • One of the central principles of quantum mechanics is that if there are multiple paths that lead to the same event, and there is no way to distinguish between them, interference occurs. It is usually assumed that distinguishing information in the preparation, evolution or measurement of a system is sufficient to destroy interference. For example, determining which slit a particle takes in Young's double slit experiment or using distinguishable photons in the two-photon Hong-Ou-Mandel effect… CONTINUE READING

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