Longer-baseline telescopes using quantum repeaters

Gottesman, D., Jennewein, T. and Croke, S. (2012) Longer-baseline telescopes using quantum repeaters. Physical Review Letters, 109(7), Art. 070503. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.070503)

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We present an approach to building interferometric telescopes using ideas of quantum information. Current optical interferometers have limited baseline lengths, and thus limited resolution, because of noise and loss of signal due to the transmission of photons between the telescopes. The technology of quantum repeaters has the potential to eliminate this limit, allowing in principle interferometers with arbitrarily long baselines.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Croke, Dr Sarah
Authors: Gottesman, D., Jennewein, T., and Croke, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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