Multicolor quantum metrology with entangled photons

Bryn Bell, Srikanth Kannan, Alex McMillan, Alex S. Clark, William J. Wadsworth, John G. Rarity

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Abstract

Entangled photons can be used to make measurements with an accuracy beyond that possible with classical light. While most implementations of quantum metrology have used states made up of a single color of photons, we show that entangled states of two colors can show supersensitivity to optical phase and path length by using a photonic crystal fiber source of photon pairs inside an interferometer. This setup is relatively simple and robust to experimental imperfections. We demonstrate sensitivity beyond the standard quantum limit and show superresolved interference fringes using entangled states of two, four, and six photons.
Original languageEnglish
Article number093603
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume111
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2013

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    Bell, B., Kannan, S., McMillan, A., Clark, A. S., Wadsworth, W. J., & Rarity, J. G. (2013). Multicolor quantum metrology with entangled photons. Physical Review Letters, 111(9), [093603]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.093603