Bisht, Nandan S. and Sharma, Enakshi K. and Kandpal, H. C. (2009) Effects of thermal light source properties in two-photon sub wavelength coincidence interference experiments. Optik , 122 (2). pp. 128-132. ISSN 0030-4026

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We perform two-photon coincidence subwavelength interference experiments from double slit using independent photons obtained from a pseudo-thermal light source produced by (i) slowly rotating ground glass (RGG) with turbid solution of a different density and (ii) RGG. The turbid solution is water solution containing 3 μm diameter polystyrene microspheres. It is found that the visibility of the obtained interference pattern decreases in first experiment with increasing the density of the turbid solution from N = 1010 spheres m−3 to N = 1014 spheres m−3. However, the results are reported here for the density of N = 1014 spheres m−3. The visibility obtained with RGG with turbid solution having N = 1014 spheres m−3is 23% which increases to 27% with RGG but the resolution decreases. The effect of coherence width of source in two-photon interference pattern is also studied with pseudo-thermal light obtained by RGG. It was observed that on increasing the coherence width the visibility of interference fringes increased and quality of the fringe reduced and when the coherence width was more then slit separation, in coincidence measurements, no interference pattern appeared. The results are used to explore the classical subwavelength interference nature with thermal light.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier B.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Two-photon interference; Coincidence; Subwavelength; Pseudo-thermal
Subjects: Optics
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2012 07:45
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2012 07:45

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