Intensity-intensity correlations as a probe of interferences under conditions of noninterference in the intensity Academic Article uri icon


  • Interference phenomena in the second-order correlations of the fluorescence light from ion pairs was investigated. A system of two four-level ions driven by a linearly polarized coherent laser field was used for the experiment. It was shown that the intensity-intensity correlation can display an interference pattern with a visibility of upto 100% when the intensity interferences disappear.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., Von Zanthier, J., Skornia, C., & Walther, H.

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Von Zanthier, J||Skornia, C||Walther, H

publication date

  • January 2002