Published in Physical Review, Volume A, Issue 69, June 22, 2004.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Thomas Gutierrez was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.69.063614.
A pairwise correlation function in relative momentum space is discussed as a tool to characterize the properties of an incoherent source of noninteracting Abelian anyons. This is analogous to the Hanbury-Brown Twiss effect for particles with fractional statistics in two dimensions. In particular, using a flux tube model for anyons, the effects of source shape and quantum statistics on a two-particle correlation function are examined. Such a tool may prove useful in the context of quantum computing and other experimental applications where studying anyon sources are of interest.
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