The Budapest Quantum Optics Group

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Contribution of the Hanbury Brown–Twiss experiment to the development of quantum optics

Zsolt Kis

(Department of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Time: Tue Jul 9 13:15:00 2013
Location: Building 1, Room 114, Auditorium

In this talk I review the physical background of the Hanbury Brown–Twiss (HBT) experiment. I present the motivation and the first results. I also show what kind of new ideas emerged in the effort of explaining the experimental results. I highlight how these ideas have been exploited from the sixties until today.