Starting from the standard treatment of Young’s double-slit experiment, I shall discuss the modern viewpoints and introduce various degrees of coherence of light. I shall describe in detail both the classical and the quantum descriptions of the Hanbury-Twiss intensity interference and its deep consequences. I shall then describe variants of the Hanbury-Twiss effect and the notions of bunching and antibunching. I shall conclude by discussing the implications of all these interference experiments for our understanding of quantum mechanics, and by identifying some future directions.
N.D. Hari Dass (TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad)
Date & Time
Wed, 16 January 2019, 11:00 to 12:00
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore