Quantum, nonlocal aberration cancellation

Black, A. N., Giese, E., Braverman, B., Zollo, N., Barnett, S. M. and Boyd, R. W. (2019) Quantum, nonlocal aberration cancellation. Physical Review Letters, 123, 143603. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.143603)

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Abstract

Phase distortions, or aberrations, can negatively influence the performance of an optical imaging system. Through the use of position-momentum entangled photons, we nonlocally correct for aberrations in one photon’s optical path by intentionally introducing the complementary aberrations in the optical path of the other photon. In particular, we demonstrate the simultaneous nonlocal cancellation of aberrations that are of both even and odd order in the photons’ transverse degrees of freedom. We also demonstrate a potential application of this technique by nonlocally canceling the effect of defocus in a quantum imaging experiment and thereby recover the original spatial resolution.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:A. N. B. and R. W. B. acknowledge the generous support of the Office of Naval Research under Award No. N00014- 17-1-2443. B. B. acknowledges the support of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. S. M. B. thanks the Royal Society for the support of a Research Professorship RP150122.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barnett, Professor Stephen and Boyd, Professor Robert
Authors: Black, A. N., Giese, E., Braverman, B., Zollo, N., Barnett, S. M., and Boyd, R. W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
721291Astronomy and physics, theoretical physics and application physics / Quantum Theory. Royal Society Research Professorship.Stephen BarnettThe Royal Society (ROYSOC)RP150122S&E P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY