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Coherence and Indistinguishability of Single Electrons Emitted by Independent Sources.
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PMID:  23348504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The on-demand emission of coherent and indistinguishable electrons by independent synchronized sources is a challenging task of quantum electronics, in particular regarding its application for quantum information processing. Using two independent on-demand electron sources, we trigger the emission of two single-electron wavepackets at different inputs of an electronic beamsplitter. Whereas classical particles would be randomly partitioned by the splitter, we observe two-particle interferences resulting from quantum exchange. Both electrons, emitted in indistinguishable wavepackets with synchronized arrival time on the splitter, exit in different outputs as recorded by the low frequency current noise. The demonstration of two-electron interference provides the possibility to manipulate coherent and indistinguishable single-electron wavepackets in quantum conductors.
E Bocquillon; V Freulon; J-M Berroir; P Degiovanni; B Plaçais; A Cavanna; Y Jin; G Fève
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, Ecole Normale Supérieure, CNRS (UMR8551), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Paris Diderot, 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.
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