Superresolving Multiphoton Interferences with Independent Light Sources

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Oppel S, Büttner T, Kok P, von Zanthier J
Journal: Physical Review Letters
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 109
Journal issue: 23
ISSN: 0031-9007


We propose to use multiphoton interferences from statistically independent light sources in combination with linear optical detection techniques to enhance the resolution in imaging. Experimental results with up to five independent thermal light sources confirm this approach to improve the spatial resolution. Since no involved quantum state preparation or detection is required, the experiment can be considered an extension of the Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment for spatial intensity correlations of order N > 2. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.233603

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Büttner, Teresa
Lehrstuhl für Biophysik
Oppel, Steffen
Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik
von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik

External institutions with authors

University of Sheffield

How to cite

Oppel, S., Büttner, T., Kok, P., & von Zanthier, J. (2012). Superresolving Multiphoton Interferences with Independent Light Sources. Physical Review Letters, 109(23).

Oppel, Steffen, et al. "Superresolving Multiphoton Interferences with Independent Light Sources." Physical Review Letters 109.23 (2012).


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