Mutual coherence of optical and matter waves

G. A. Prataviera, E. V. Goldstein, P. Meystre

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Abstract

We propose a scheme to measure the cross correlations and mutual coherence of optical and matter fields. It relies on the combination of a matter-wave detector operating by photoionization of the atoms and a traditional absorption photodetector. We show that the double-detection signal is sensitive to cross-correlation functions of light and matter waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4846-4850
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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