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Atomic Hong Ou Mandel experiment (Orale)


The celebrated Hong - Ou - Mandel effect is one of the simplest illustrations of two-particle interference, and is unique to the quantum realm. In the original experiment, two photons arriving simultaneously in the input channels of a beam-splitter were observed to always emerge together in one of the output channels. I will discuss the realisation of a closely analogous experiment with atoms instead of photons. This opens the prospect of setting up experiments to violate Bell's inequalities involving mechanical observables of massive particles, such as momentum, using methods inspired by quantum optics. Our work also demonstrates a new way to produce and benchmark twin-atom pairs that are of interest for quantum information processing and quantum simulation.
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hal-01694111 , version 1 (26-01-2018)


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Christoph I Westbrook, Alain Aspect, Almazbek Imanaliev, Denis Boiron, Marc Cheneau, et al.. Atomic Hong Ou Mandel experiment (Orale). International Conference on Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations, Jun 2015, Gdansk, Poland. ⟨hal-01694111⟩
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