Higher-order wave-particle duality Academic Article uri icon


  • The complementarity of a single photon's particlelike and wavelike behaviors can be described by the inequality D2+V21, with D being the path distinguishability and V being the fringe visibility. In this paper, we generalize this duality relation to the multiphoton case, where two concepts, higher-order distinguishability and higher-order fringe visibility, are introduced to quantify the higher-order particlelike and wavelike behaviors of multiphotons. 2013 American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, J., Woelk, S., Zhu, S., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Huang, Jie-Hui||Wölk, Sabine||Zhu, Shi-Yao||Zubairy, M Suhail

publication date

  • February 2013