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    Representation of many particle states as fock states

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    Can a single Fock state |n> be written as a product of individual photon states, e.g. |2> = |1>|1>? If not, what experiments might show a difference in behavior between a two-photon state |2> and the product state |1>|1> ?

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    By definition, a many particle state of the form |n1,n2,n3...> denotes a state where there are n1 particles in one state, n2 in another etc. etc. If we focus on some single particle state, ...

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    We clarify some issues about many particle states and Fock states.