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Binary quantum receiver concept demonstration
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Paper Abstract

An experimental demonstration of a quantum-optimal receiver for optical binary signals, developed as a joint effort by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute if Technology, is described in this article. A brief summary of the classical, quantum-optimal, and quantum near optimal solutions to detecting binary signals is first presented. The components and experimental setup used to implement the receivers is then discussed. Experimental performance and results for both optimal and near-optimal receivers are presented and compared to theoretical limits. Finally, experimental shortcomings are discussed along with possible solutions and future direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6105, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII, 61050J (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660268
Show Author Affiliations
Chi-Wung Lau, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Victor A. Vilnrotter, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sam Dolinar, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
JM Geremia, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Hideo Mabuchi, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6105:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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