5 September 2008 Quantum imaging with uncorrelated single photon sources
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We propose a technique to obtain sub-wavelength resolution using photons from uncorrelated single photon sources. The method employs N photons of wavelength λ spontaneously emitted from N atoms and subsequently detected by N detectors. We demonstrate that for certain detector positions the N-th order correlation function as a function of the first detector position is a pure sinusoidal oscillation with a fringe spacing of λ/N and a contrast of 100%. The result corresponds to an N-fold increase in resolution compared to classical microscopy. Our technique is also capable of imaging a distinct physical object with sub-Rayleigh resolution.
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T. Bastin, C. Thiel, E. Solano, J. von Zanthier, G. S. Agarwal, "Quantum imaging with uncorrelated single photon sources", Proc. SPIE 7092, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VI, 70920C (5 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794783; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.794783


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