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
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - Jan 1 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


ConferenceEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019
CountryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Defienne, H., Reichert, M., Fleischer, J. W., & Faccio, D. (2019). Quantum-classical image distillation. In European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019 [2019-eb_p_42] (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers; Vol. Part F143-EQEC 2019). OSA - The Optical Society.