Resolution in rotation measurements

S M Barnett, R Zambrini

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Abstract

The limiting resolution in optical interferometry is set by the number of photons used, with the functional dependence determined by the state of light that is prepared. We consider the problem of measuring the rotation of a beam of light about an optical axis and show how the limiting resolution depends on the total number of quanta of orbital angular momentum carried by the light beam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-625
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume53
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Keywords

  • orbital angular-momentum
  • squeezed light
  • quantum limits
  • laser beams
  • interferometer
  • noise

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Barnett, S M ; Zambrini, R . / Resolution in rotation measurements. In: Journal of Modern Optics. 2006 ; Vol. 53, No. 5-6. pp. 613-625.
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Resolution in rotation measurements. / Barnett, S M ; Zambrini, R .

In: Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 53, No. 5-6, 2006, p. 613-625.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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