23 May 2013 Amplification of radar and lidar signatures using quantum sensors
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One of the major scientific thrusts from recent years has been to try to harness quantum phenomena to dramat­ ically increase the performance of a wide variety of classical devices. These advances in quantum information science have had a considerable impact on the development of photonic-based quantum sensors. Even though quantum radar and quantum lidar remain theoretical proposals, preliminary results suggest that these sensors have the potential of becoming disruptive technologies able to revolutionize reconnaissance systems. In this paper we will discuss how quantum entanglement can be exploited to increase the radar and lidar signature of rectangular targets. In particular, we will show how the effective visibility of the target is increased if observed with an entangled multi-photon quantum sensor.
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Marco Lanzagorta, Marco Lanzagorta, } "Amplification of radar and lidar signatures using quantum sensors", Proc. SPIE 8734, Active and Passive Signatures IV, 87340C (23 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017016; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017016


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