Characterization of two distant double-slits by chaotic light second-order interference

Milena D’Angelo, Aldo Mazzilli, Francesco V. Pepe, Augusto Garuccio, Vincenzo Tamma

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    Abstract

    We present the experimental characterization of two distant double-slit masks illuminated by chaotic light, in the absence of first-order imaging and interference. The scheme exploits second-order interference of light propagating through two indistinguishable pairs of disjoint optical paths passing through the masks of interest. The proposed technique leads to a deeper understanding of biphoton interference and coherence, and opens the way to the development of novel schemes for retrieving information on the relative position and the spatial structure of distant objects, which is of interest in remote sensing, biomedical imaging, as well as monitoring of laser ablation, when first-order imaging and interference are not feasible.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2247
    JournalScientific Reports
    Volume7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2017

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