Heisenberg-limited metrology with information recycling

Haine, Simon A, Szigeti, Stuart S, Lang, Matthias D and Caves, Carlton M (2015) Heisenberg-limited metrology with information recycling. Physical Review A, 91 (4). p. 1802. ISSN 1050-2947

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Abstract

Information recycling has been shown to improve the sensitivity of atom interferometers by exploiting atom-light entanglement. In this Rapid Communication, we apply information recycling to an interferometer where the input quantum state has been partially transferred from some donor system. We demonstrate that when the quantum state of this donor system is from a particular class of number-correlated Heisenberg-limited states, information recycling yields a Heisenberg-limited phase measurement. Crucially, this result holds irrespective of the fraction of the quantum state transferred to the interferometer input and also for a general class of number-conserving quantum-state-transfer processes, including ones that destroy the first-order phase coherence between the branches of the interferometer. This result could have significant applications in Heisenberg-limited atom interferometry, where the quantum state is transferred from a Heisenberg-limited photon source, and in optical interferometry where the loss can be monitored.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Richard Chambers
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 22:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66131

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