Quantum imaging with incoherent photons

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Thiel C, Bastin T, Martin J, Solano E, von Zanthier J, Agarwal GS
Journal: Physical Review Letters
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2007
Volume: 99
Journal issue: 13
ISSN: 0031-9007
eISSN: 1079-7114


We propose a technique to obtain subwavelength resolution in quantum imaging with potentially 100% contrast using incoherent light. Our method requires neither path-entangled number states nor multiphoton absorption. The scheme makes use of N photons spontaneously emitted by N atoms and registered by N detectors. It is shown that for coincident detection at particular detector positions a resolution of lambda/N can be achieved.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik

External institutions with authors

Oklahoma State University
University of Basque Country / Universidad del Pais Vasco (UPV) / Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (EHU)
University of Liège (ULg) / Université de Liège

How to cite

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

Thiel, Christoph, et al. "Quantum imaging with incoherent photons." Physical Review Letters 99.13 (2007).


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