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Object tracking and identification by quantum radar
Author(s): Kadir Durak; Naser Jam; Cağri Dindar
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Paper Abstract

Quantum Radar is a promising technology that could have a strong impact on the civilian and military realms. In this study we introduce a new concept design for implementing a Quantum Radar, based on the time and polarization correlations of the entangled photons for detection and identification and tracking of high-speed targets. The design is focused on extracting high resolution details of the target with precision timing of entangled photons that provides important operational capabilities like distinguishing a target from a decoy. The quantum entanglement properties guarantee the legitimacy of the photons captured by the search telescope. Time correlations of the photon detection events can be extracted via cross-correlation operation between two sets of photon detection time-tags for the entangled photons. The fact that the wavelengths of the entangled photons can be tuned also makes the Quantum Radar concept an enticing candidate for tracking stealth objects. We present the proof-of-principle test results of the Quantum Radar and discuss the technical challenges and limitations of the design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11167, Quantum Technologies and Quantum Information Science V, 111670N (19 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2550479
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Kadir Durak, Özyeğin Univ. (Turkey)
BILGEM (Turkey)
Naser Jam, Özyeğin Univ. (Turkey)
Cağri Dindar, Özyeğin Univ. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11167:
Quantum Technologies and Quantum Information Science V
Mark T. Gruneisen; Miloslav Dusek; Paul M. Alsing; John G. Rarity, Editor(s)

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