Interference of Cooper pairs emitted from independent superconductors

Mauro Iazzi*, Kazuya Yuasa

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We discuss the interference in the two-particle distribution of the electrons emitted from two independent superconductors. It is clarified that, while the interference appearing in the antibunching correlation is due to the Hanbury Brown and Twiss effect, that in the positive correlation due to superconductivity is intrinsically different and is nothing but the first-order interference of Cooper pairs emitted from different sources. This is the equivalent of the interference of two independent Bose-Einstein condensates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number172501
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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