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|Author(s):||Aaron Pearlman; Alexander E. Ling; Elizabeth A. Goldschmidt; Jingyun Fan; Christoph Wildfeuer; Alan L. Migdall;|
|Title:||Enhancing Image Contrast Using Coherent States and Photon Number Resolving Detectors|
|Published:||March 15, 2010|
|Abstract:||We experimentally map the transverse profile of diffraction-limited beams using photon number resolving detectors. We observe strong compression of diffracted beam profiles for high detected photon number. This effect leads to higher contrast than a conventional intensity profile between two Airy disk-beams separated by the Rayleigh criterion.|
|Pages:||pp. 6033 - 6039|
|Keywords:||Quantum Metrology, Sub-Rayleigh Imaging, Photon Number Resolving Detector quantum metrology, sub-Rayleigh imaging, photon number resolving detector quantum metrology, sub-Rayleigh imaging, photon number resolving detector Quantum Metrology, Sub-Rayleigh Imaging: Photon Number Resolving Detector|
|Research Areas:||Optical Metrology, Physics, Quantum Information and Measurements, Quantum Devices|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (330KB)|