Enhancing contrast of point images using coherent states and photonnumber-resolving detectors

Alexander Ling, Aaron Pearlman, Elizabeth Goldschmidt, Jingyun Fan, Alan Migdall

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Abstract

We map the transverse profile of light beams using photon-number-resolving detectors, and observe compression of beam profiles for higher detected photon-number. This compression is exploited to enable contrast enhancement between two point images separated at the Rayleigh limit. This enhancement exists for all separations up until the classical Sparrow limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDetectors and Imaging Devices
Subtitle of host publicationInfrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventDetectors and Imaging Devices: Infrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2010Aug 5 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7780
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherDetectors and Imaging Devices: Infrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/4/108/5/10

Keywords

  • Photon counting
  • Photon statistics
  • Quantum optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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