Interference and the lossless lossy beam splitter

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By directing the input into a particular mode it is possible to obtain as output all of the input light for a beamsplitter which is 50% absorbing. This effect is also responsible for nonlinear quantum interference when two photons are incident on the beam splitter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1819-1824
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2000


  • beam splitter
  • photon
  • optics
  • physics
  • quantum physics
  • quantum interference
  • light


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