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3 July 2003 Quantum detection of signals in the presence of noise
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Proceedings Volume 4975, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478929
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
A new technique for evaluating the performance of quantum signals observed in the presence noise is described and evaluated. The quantum theory for detecting coherent-state signals has been developed previously, however the quantum "signal plus noise" problem has received little attention due to its complexity. Here we develop a discrete approximation to the coherent-state representation of signal-plus-noise density operators, and present solutions to optimum receiver performance in terms of quantum "measurement states" whose performance is optimized via generalized rotations in Hilbert space. An efficient algorithm for carrying out the required numerical optimization is described and applied to binary signals observed in the presence of noise, for which exact results are available for comparison. The algorithm is then applied to the detection of ternary signals observed in the presence of noise, a previously unsolved problem, and the performance of the optimum receiver characterized.
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Victor A. Vilnrotter and Chi-Wung Lau "Quantum detection of signals in the presence of noise", Proc. SPIE 4975, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV, (3 July 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478929
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