Random delayed-choice quantum eraser via two-photon imaging
Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MA, 21250, USA
2 Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica, Universita' di Bari, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Published online: 23 May 2007
We report on a delayed-choice quantum eraser experiment based on a two-photon imaging scheme using entangled photon pairs. After the detection of a photon which passed through a double-slit, a random delayed choice is made to erase or not erase the which-path information by the measurement of its distant entangled twin; the particle-like and wave-like behavior of the photon are then recorded simultaneously and respectively by only one set of joint detection devices. The present eraser takes advantage of two-photon imaging. The complete which-path information of a photon is transferred to its distant entangled twin through a “ghost" image. The choice is made on the Fourier transform plane of the ghost image between reading “complete information" or “partial information" of the double-path.
PACS: 03.65.Ud – Entanglement and quantum nonlocality (e.g. EPR paradox, Bell's inequalities, GHZ states, etc.) / 42.50.Xa – Optical tests of quantum theory / 42.50.Dv – Nonclassical states of the electromagnetic field, including entangled photon states; quantum state engineering and measurements
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2007