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Instantaneous Quantum Description of Photonic Wavefronts and Applications

Version 1 : Received: 5 November 2018 / Approved: 8 November 2018 / Online: 8 November 2018 (10:03:09 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 19 May 2022 / Approved: 20 May 2022 / Online: 20 May 2022 (09:09:19 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 20 July 2022 / Approved: 21 July 2022 / Online: 21 July 2022 (11:03:59 CEST)
Version 4 : Received: 10 August 2022 / Approved: 10 August 2022 / Online: 10 August 2022 (15:42:34 CEST)

How to cite: Vatarescu, A. Instantaneous Quantum Description of Photonic Wavefronts and Applications. Preprints 2018, 2018110196 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0196.v4). Vatarescu, A. Instantaneous Quantum Description of Photonic Wavefronts and Applications. Preprints 2018, 2018110196 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0196.v4).

Abstract

Three physical elements are missing from the conventional formalism of quantum photonics: 1) the quantum Rayleigh spontaneous and stimulated emissions; 2) the unavoidable parametric amplification; and 3) the mixed time-frequency spectral structure of a photonic field which specifies its duration or spatial extent. As a single photon enters a dielectric medium, the quantum Rayleigh scattering prevents it from propagating in a straight-line, thereby destroying any possible entanglement. A pure dynamic and coherent state composed of two consecutive number states, delivers the correct expectation values for the number of photons carried by a photonic wave front, its complex optical field, and phase quadratures. The intrinsic longitudinal and lateral field profiles associated with a group of photons for any instantaneous number of photons are independent of the source. These photonic properties enable a step-by-step analysis of the correlation functions characterizing counting of coincident numbers of photons or intensities with unity visibility interference, spanning the classical and quantum optic regimes

Keywords

Quantum Rayleigh emissions; spatial fields of photons; photonic beam splitters and filters; photon coincidence counting; HOM dip with unity visibility

Subject

PHYSICAL SCIENCES, Optics

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Received: 10 August 2022
Commenter: Andre Vatarescu
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: A few typing errors (typos) were pointed out in Section 6 by a reader of this MDPI preprints platform. These typos have been removed in this updated version in order to ensure the credibility of the manuscript/article.
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