Simulating the fourth-order interference phenomenon of anyons with photon pairs
Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, China
Revised: 27 September 2006
Published online: 12 January 2007
The generalized Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with anyons is studied. Novel interference results different from bosons or fermions are found. An experimental scheme based on linear optics is proposed and realized to simulate the fourth-order interference phenomenon of anyons.
PACS: 42.50.Xa – Optical tests of quantum theory / 03.65.Vf – Phases: geometric; dynamic or topological / 05.30.Pr – Fractional statistics systems (anyons, etc.)
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2007