|Title||Enhancing image contrast using coherent states and photon number resolving detectors|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||A. J. Pearlman, A. Ling, E. A. Goldschmidt, C. F. Wildfeuer, J. Fan, and A. L. Migdall|
|Keywords||2010, Photon counting, Photon statistics|
We experimentally map the transverse profile of diffractionlimited beams using photon-number-resolving detectors.We observe strong compression of diffracted beam profiles for high detected photon number. This effect leads to higher contrast than a conventional irradiance profile between two Airy disk-beams separated by the Rayleigh criterion.
Enhancing image contrast using coherent states and photon number resolving detectors
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