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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday, January 12, 2024
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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East Bridge 114
Quantum-inspired incoherent imaging and optomechanical sensing
Mankei Tsang, Quantum Measurement Group, National University of Singapore,

Abstract: By computing quantum bounds for incoherent imaging, we discovered in 2015 that the fundamental resolution of optical telescopes is much higher than previously realized [1]. The discovery has inspired the invention of a quantum-limited measurement method called spatial-mode demultiplexing (SPADE), as well as 40+ experiments over the past few years [2]. Similar calculations show that, for optical phase noise spectroscopy, spectral photon counting can be far superior to homodyne detection and achieve the fundamental quantum limit [3], an idea that has recently been picked up by the GQuEST project [4]. I also discuss an old idea of backaction noise cancellation for optomechanics [5], noting its difference from the frequency-dependent squeezing method recently demonstrated in LIGO.

[1] Tsang, Nair, and Lu, PRX 6, 031033 (2016).[2] Review paper:; list of papers in the field:[3] Ng et al., PRA 93, 042121 (2016); Tsang, PRA 107, 012611 (2023).[4] McCuller,[5] Tsang and Caves, PRL 105, 123601 (2010); PRX 2, 031016 (2012).

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