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Interferometry with a photon-number resolving detector

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Author(s)

Aaron Pearlman, Christoph Wildfeuer, Jun Chen, Jingyun Fan, Alan L. Migdall, Jonathan Dowling

Abstract

With photon-number resolving detectors, we show compression of interference fringes with in- creasing photon numbers for a Fabry-P erot interferometer. This feature provides a higher precision in determining the position of the interference maxima compared to a classical detection strategy. We also theoretically show supersensitivity if N-photon states are sent into the interferometer and a photon-number resolving measurement is performed.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
80
Issue
4

Keywords

Single Photon, Interferometry, Metrology, Quantum Information, Single Photon Detector, Photon-Number Resolving

Citation

Pearlman, A. , Wildfeuer, C. , Chen, J. , Fan, J. , Migdall, A. and Dowling, J. (2009), Interferometry with a photon-number resolving detector, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902582 (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created October 18, 2009, Updated October 12, 2021