“Photon-Added Coherent States of Light – A Saga of Quantum Wonder, Paradox, and Reality," by Jerome Luine (Northrop-Grumman)

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
AMO Seminars


Photon-Added Coherent States (PACS) of light are a non-classical form of light created by adding a known number of photons to each pulse of a series of coherent light pulses.  The study of PACS reveals an interesting case of quantum entanglement (the “Wonder”).  Simulations show that quantum entanglement and a high success rate ( >~80%) for photon addition enables beyond classical increases in photon-detection signal to noise ratios.  It also enables faster-than-light communications – an obvious violation of physical law (the “Paradox”).  The realization that PACS is a form of noiseless amplification which cannot be performed deterministically resolves the apparent paradox (the “Reality”).

Event Attachments: 
PAB 4-330