Quantum imaging

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Joachim von Zanthier

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Professur für Experimentalphysik

Start date: 01/01/2007

Abstract (technical / expert description):

We use multi-photon interferences from statistically independent classical or non-classical light sources in combination with linear or non-linear optical detection techniques to reconstruct, i.e., image, arbitrary source geometries with subclassical resolution. Our far-field reconstruction algorithms have opened the field of Incoherent Diffraction Imaging (IDI) which – if applied to x-ray structure determination – leads to the highest resolution obtained in radiation-based microscopy of incoherent scatterers.


Schneider, R., Mehringer, T., Mercurio, G., Wenthaus, L., Classen, A., Brenner, G.,... von Zanthier, J. (2018). Quantum imaging with incoherently scattered light from a free-electron laser. Nature Physics, 14(2), 126-129. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NPHYS4301
Classen, A., Ayyer, K., Chapman, H.N., Roehlsberger, R., & von Zanthier, J. (2017). Incoherent Diffractive Imaging via Intensity Correlations of Hard X Rays. Physical Review Letters, 119(5). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.053401
Classen, A., von Zanthier, J., Scully, M.O., & Agarwal, G.S. (2017). Superresolution via structured illumination quantum correlation microscopy. Optica, 4(6), 580-587. https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.4.000580
Classen, A., Waldmann, F., Giebel, S., Schneider, R., Bhatti, D., Mehringer, T., & von Zanthier, J. (2016). Superresolving Imaging of Arbitrary One-Dimensional Arrays of Thermal Light Sources Using Multiphoton Interference. Physical Review Letters, 117(25). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.253601
Pearce, M.E., Mehringer, T., von Zanthier, J., & Kok, P. (2015). Precision estimation of source dimensions from higher-order intensity correlations. Physical Review A, 92(4). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.92.043831
Oppel, S., Büttner, T., Kok, P., & von Zanthier, J. (2012). Superresolving Multiphoton Interferences with Independent Light Sources. Physical Review Letters, 109(23). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.233603
Thiel, C., Bastin, T., von Zanthier, J., & Agarwal, G.S. (2009). Sub-Rayleigh quantum imaging using single-photon sources. Physical Review A, 80(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.80.013820
Thiel, C., Bastin, T., Martin, J., Solano, E., von Zanthier, J., & Agarwal, G.S. (2007). Quantum imaging with incoherent photons. Physical Review Letters, 99(13). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.133603

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