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Quantum information for semiclassical optics
Author(s): Mankei Tsang; Ranjith Nair; Xiao-Ming Lu
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Paper Abstract

Applying the mathematics of quantum information to a Poisson semiclassical photodetection model, we derive fundamental limits to parameter estimation and hypothesis testing with any measurement of weak incoherent optical sources via linear optics and photon counting. Connections with our recent work on superresolution imaging are highlighted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10029, Quantum and Nonlinear Optics IV, 1002903 (3 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245733
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Mankei Tsang, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Ranjith Nair, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Xiao-Ming Lu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10029:
Quantum and Nonlinear Optics IV
Qihuang Gong; Guang-Can Guo; Byoung Seung Ham, Editor(s)

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