The Hanbury Brown–Twiss experiment has proved to be an effective means of probing statistics of particles. Here, in a setup involving edge-state quasiparticles in a fractional quantum Hall system, we show that a variant of the experiment composed of two sources and two sinks can be used to unearth fractional statistics. We find a clearcut signature of the statistics in the equal-time current-current correlation function for quasiparticle currents emerging from the two sources and collected at the sinks.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)