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Title: Genuine multipath interference
Authors: Zhao, Zhuo
Keywords: Science::Physics::Atomic physics::Quantum theory
Science::Physics::Optics and light
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Zhao, Z. (2020). Genuine multipath interference. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: Quantum mechanics predicts that for single quanta interference is limited to pairs of events. It can therefore be categorized as "second-order interference theory''. In this thesis, we wish to explore possibility of "higher-order interference'', exemplified by generalizations of Young’s double slit experiment to three and more paths. We show in the thesis that it is possible to create higher-order interference using non-linear processes within second quantization formalism and it is present in some extensions of quantum mechanics. We also discuss operational advantages of utilizing higher-order interference and propose precise experiment with atoms to bound its presence.
DOI: 10.32657/10356/143353
Schools: School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences 
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Fulltext Permission: open
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