We present angle-resolved correlation measurements between photons after propagation through a threedimensional disordered medium. The multiple-scattering process induces photon correlations that are directly measured for light sources with different photon statistics. We find that multiple-scattered photons between different angular directions with angles much larger than the average speckle width are strongly correlated. The time dependence of the angular photon correlation function is investigated, and the coherence time of the light source is determined. Our results are found to be in excellent agreement with the continuous mode quantum theory of multiple scattering of light. The presented experimental technique is essential in order to study quantum phenomena in multiple-scattering random media, such as quantum interference and quantum entanglement of photons.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.83.043819
Journal Phys. Rev. A
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Smolka, S, Muskens, O. L, Lagendijk, A, & Lodahl, P. (2011). Angle-resolved photon-coincidence measurements in a multiple-scattering medium. Phys. Rev. A, 83(4, Article number: 43819), 1–6. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.83.043819