Quantum-classical image distillation

Hugo Defienne, Matthew Reichert, Jason W. Fleischer, Daniele Faccio

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Imaging with quantum states of light promises advantages over classical approaches in terms of resolution, signal-to-noise ratio and sensitivity [1,2]. However, quantum images are sensitive to losses and other sources of classical noise (e.g. optical reflections, background illumination, …) that cancel any advantage in the final result. Here, we experimentally demonstrate a technique that allows selective distillation of a quantum image from a camera measurement composed of a superposition of both quantum and classical light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781728104690
StatePublished - 2019
EventEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019 - Munich, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 27 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F143-EQEC 2019
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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