Superresolving Imaging of Arbitrary One-Dimensional Arrays of Thermal Light Sources Using Multiphoton Interference

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Classen A, Waldmann F, Giebel S, Schneider R, Bhatti D, Mehringer T, von Zanthier J
Journal: Physical Review Letters
Publisher: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 117
Journal issue: 25
ISSN: 0031-9007


Abstract


We propose to use multiphoton interferences of photons emitted fromstatistically independent thermal light sources in combination with linear optical detection techniques to reconstruct, i.e., image, arbitrary source geometries in one dimension with subclassical resolution. The scheme is an extension of earlier work [S. Oppel et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 233603 (2012)], where N regularly spaced sources in one dimension were imaged by use of the Nth-order intensity correlation function. Here, we generalize the scheme to reconstruct any number of independent thermal light sources at arbitrary separations in one dimension, exploiting intensity correlation functions of order m >= 3. We present experimental results confirming the imaging protocol and provide a rigorous mathematical proof for the obtained subclassical resolution.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bhatti, Daniel
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)
Classen, Anton
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Mehringer, Thomas
Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik
Schneider, Raimund
Professur für Experimentalphysik
von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik


How to cite

APA:
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

MLA:
Classen, Anton, et al. "Superresolving Imaging of Arbitrary One-Dimensional Arrays of Thermal Light Sources Using Multiphoton Interference." Physical Review Letters 117.25 (2016).

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