Quantum illumination with simple detection

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We show that by using the non-classical two-mode squeezed vacuum (TMSV) to illuminate an object, quantum correlations contribute to a detectable enhancement even under regimes of high signal loss and background thermal noise. We also consider a realistic measurement scenario with click detectors, along with sequential Bayesian inference; a single click on one mode of the TMSV produces a vacuum removed thermal state which enhances the probability of subsequent click detection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Technologies 2020
EditorsEleni Diamanti, Sara Ducci, Nicolas Treps, Shannon Whitlock
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510634664
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2020
EventQuantum Technologies 2020 - None, France
Duration: 6 Apr 202010 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceQuantum Technologies 2020


  • two mode squeezed vacuum
  • thermal noise
  • signal loss

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