Information in a photon when loss encodes the bit

Saikat Guha, Zachary Dutton, Jonathan L. Habif

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We investigate quantum limits on the information that can be reliably extracted by a photon, when the information is encoded using linear loss. Applications range across transverse optical imaging to optical reading and continuous-variable tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Guha, S., Dutton, Z., & Habif, J. L. (2011). Information in a photon when loss encodes the bit. In Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2011 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).