ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints201811.0196.v4
Subject: Physical Sciences, Optics Keywords: Quantum Rayleigh emissions; spatial fields of photons; photonic beam splitters and filters; photon coincidence counting; HOM dip with unity visibility
Online: 10 August 2022 (15:42:34 CEST)
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
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202202.0073.v4
Subject: Physical Sciences, Optics Keywords: Quantum optics; quantum correlations; polarization correlations; Stokes vectors
Online: 21 July 2022 (02:45:42 CEST)
Controllable, quantum-strong correlations of polarization states can be implemented with multi-photon independent states. Polarization-based photonic quantum correlations can be traced back to the overlap of the polarization Stokes vectors on the Poincaré sphere between two polarization filters. The quantum Rayleigh scattering prevents a single photon from propagating in a straight line inside a dielectric medium, and it also provides a mechanism for the projective measurement of polarization. Complexities associated with single-photon sources and detectors can be eliminated because the quantum Rayleigh scattering in a dielectric medium destroys entangled photons. Entanglement-free, identical sources and processing devices give rise to correlations rather than these being caused by “quantum nonlocality”. These analytic developments were prompted by the vanishing expectation values of the Pauli spin vector for a single photon of maximally entangled photonic Bell states.
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202105.0013.v1
Subject: Physical Sciences, Acoustics Keywords: Photonic Optical Field, Pure and Mixed Quantum States, Quantum Rayleigh Scattering
Online: 3 May 2021 (16:25:56 CEST)
Any photon, regardless of its origin, carries the same optical field profile. This feature and the quantum Rayleigh emissions generate temporally discrete groups of several photons in a resonant cavity incorporating one single quantum dot. A periodic stream of single photons is distorted by high-finesse optical cavities and the quantum Rayleigh spontaneous emission in a beam splitter. Groups of photons emerge from interferometric filters because of multiple internal reflections.
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints201909.0191.v1
Subject: Physical Sciences, Optics Keywords: Quantum Rayleigh emissions; photonic beam splitters and filters; photon coincidence counting; HOM dip with no entangled photons
Online: 17 September 2019 (12:47:42 CEST)
The quantum Rayleigh spontaneous emission replaces entangled photons with independent ones in homogeneous dielectric media where single photons cannot propagate in a straight line. Single and independent groups of photons, described by the original bare states of Jaynes-Cummings model, deliver the correct expectation values for the number of photons carried by a photonic wavefront, its complex optical field, and phase quadratures. The intrinsic longitudinal field profile associated with a photonic wavefront is derived for any instantaneous number of photons. These photonic properties enable a step-by-step analysis of various beam splitters and interferometric filters. As a result, generalized expressions are derived for the correlation functions characterizing counting of coincident numbers of photons for fourth-order interference, whether classical or quantum optical, without entangled photons.
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints201812.0098.v1
Subject: Physical Sciences, Optics Keywords: Quantum Rayleigh emission; Phase-sensitive amplification; Integrated photonic devices
Online: 10 December 2018 (11:34:56 CET)
Despite multiple classical outcomes arising from the quantum Rayleigh conversions of photons underlying the propagation of optical waves through dielectric media and the ensuing light-matter interactions, this quantum process has been largely ignored. Several of its outcomes are considered in this article from a physical perspective, e.g., inter-quadrature coupling of photons, phase-dependent amplification in optical directional couplers and related polarization rotation, phase-shifting of weak signals in the optically linear regime, location-dependent coupling coefficient for refractive index gratings, etc. A correct identification of these effects will enable useful design and operation of integrated photonic functional devices.
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints201807.0280.v2
Subject: Physical Sciences, Optics Keywords: Quantum Rayleigh spontaneous emission, photon polarization states, polarization correlations.
Online: 30 August 2018 (11:31:24 CEST)
The interpretation of published experimental results intended to prove the existence of a quantum phenomenon of non-locality involving photonic entangled states did not take into consideration the existence of the quantum Rayleigh conversion of photons in dielectric media. This phenomenon leads to the existence of high levels of correlations between two independent photonic and linearly polarized quantum states generated after the entangled photons have been absorbed through the quantum Rayleigh conversion. Both pure and mixed individual states of polarization result in expressions normally associated with entangled photonic states, providing support for the view that the physical reality of quantum non-locality is highly questionable.
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints201608.0077.v1
Subject: Physical Sciences, Optics Keywords: parametric conversion of photons; optically linear and electro-optic parametric interactions
Online: 8 August 2016 (12:12:35 CEST)
An approximation-free and fully quantum optic formalism for parametric processes is presented. Phase-dependent gain coefficients and related phase-pulling effects are identified for quantum Rayleigh emission and the electro-optic conversion of photons providing parametric amplification in small scale integration of photonic devices. These mechanisms can be manipulated to deliver, simultaneously, sub-Poissonian distributions of photons as well as phase-dependent amplification in the same optical quadrature of a signal field.