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Enhancing Image Contrast Using Coherent States and Photon Number Resolving Detectors

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Author(s)

Aaron Pearlman, Alexander E. Ling, Elizabeth A. Goldschmidt, Jingyun Fan, Christoph Wildfeuer, Alan L. Migdall

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.
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
18

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

Citation

Pearlman, A. , Ling, A. , Goldschmidt, E. , Fan, J. , Wildfeuer, C. and Migdall, A. (2010), Enhancing Image Contrast Using Coherent States and Photon Number Resolving Detectors, Optics Express, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=904224 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created March 15, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017