Translator Disclaimer
3 February 2004 Quantum imaging and the uncertainty principle
Author Affiliations +
One of the most surprising consequences of quantum mechanics is the entanglement of two or more distant particles. Even though there are still open questions regarding some fundamental issues related to entangled systems, quantum entanglement has started to play important roles in practical applications. Quantum imaging is one of the hot topics. Quantum imaging has many interesting features which are useful for different applications. For example, quantum imaging can be nonlocal, which is useful for secure two-dimensional information transfer. Quantum imaging can reach a much higher spatial resolution compared with classical imaging, even beyond the diffraction limit. This is useful for lithography and other microsystems fabrication technology. The super-resolution does not represent a violation of the uncertainty principle, it is just a quantum multi-particle phenomenon. Can quantum imaging be simulated classically? This question is closely related to the concerns of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen of 1935. An attempted answer is given based on the analysis of a recent experiment of biphoton imaging-interference/diffraction.
© (2004) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Milena D'Angelo and Yanhua Shih "Quantum imaging and the uncertainty principle", Proc. SPIE 5161, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging, (3 February 2004);


Considerations on collapse of the wavefunction
Proceedings of SPIE (May 21 2015)
Quantum imaging and orbital angular momentum
Proceedings of SPIE (February 08 2010)
Multiscale quantum optical networks
Proceedings of SPIE (April 25 2007)
Observation of two-color ghost imaging
Proceedings of SPIE (April 16 2010)
Study on broadening the size range in laser particle size...
Proceedings of SPIE (February 02 2009)
Beyond the Heisenberg uncertainty
Proceedings of SPIE (October 19 2004)

Back to Top