Quantum Interference Effect for Two Atoms Radiating a Single Photon

  • Philippe Grangier
  • Alain Aspect
  • J. Vigue
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 144)


In this talk we present an experiment related to molecular physics, which follows from previous works1’2 about the photodissociation of Ca2 molecules. However, our main purpose here is not molecular physics, but a study of a very simple quantum mechanical system: two atoms sharing a single photon.


Single Photon Molecular Axis Recoil Velocity Fluorescence Photon Dark Pulse 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Grangier
    • 1
  • Alain Aspect
    • 1
  • J. Vigue
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut d’Optique Théorique et AppliquéeUniversité Paris-SudOrsay CédexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de l’ENSParis Cédex 05France

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