Abstract

We show experimentally that parametric optical preamplification greatly improves the signal-to-noise ratio of an image if the detector has a poor quantum efficiency and/or a great level of readout noise. Results are fully consistent with the theory of quantum-noise-limited amplification.

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2006

S. Brustlein, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 53, 799 (2006).

2005

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223603 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, G. Fanjoux, and E. Lantz, Eur. Phys. J. D 28, 447 (2004).
[CrossRef]

1999

I. Sokolov, M. Kolobov, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 60, 2420 (1999).
[CrossRef]

S.-K. Choi, M. Vasilyev, and P. Kumar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1938 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997

For a review of classical aspects of parametric image amplification, see E. Lantz and F. Devaux, Quantum Semiclassic. Opt. 9, 279 (1997).

1995

K. Beincheik, O. Lopez, I. Abram, and J. A. Levenson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 399 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993

1982

C. M. Caves, Phys. Rev. D 26, 1817 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Abram, I.

K. Beincheik, O. Lopez, I. Abram, and J. A. Levenson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 399 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Levenson, I. Abram, T. Rivera, and P. Grangier, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2233 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Beincheik, K.

K. Beincheik, O. Lopez, I. Abram, and J. A. Levenson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 399 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Brustlein, S.

S. Brustlein, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 53, 799 (2006).

Caves, C. M.

C. M. Caves, Phys. Rev. D 26, 1817 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Choi, S.-K.

S.-K. Choi, M. Vasilyev, and P. Kumar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1938 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Devaux, F.

S. Brustlein, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 53, 799 (2006).

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223603 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, G. Fanjoux, and E. Lantz, Eur. Phys. J. D 28, 447 (2004).
[CrossRef]

For a review of classical aspects of parametric image amplification, see E. Lantz and F. Devaux, Quantum Semiclassic. Opt. 9, 279 (1997).

Fanjoux, G.

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, G. Fanjoux, and E. Lantz, Eur. Phys. J. D 28, 447 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Grangier, P.

Kolobov, M.

I. Sokolov, M. Kolobov, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 60, 2420 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kumar, P.

S.-K. Choi, M. Vasilyev, and P. Kumar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1938 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lantz, E.

S. Brustlein, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 53, 799 (2006).

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223603 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, G. Fanjoux, and E. Lantz, Eur. Phys. J. D 28, 447 (2004).
[CrossRef]

For a review of classical aspects of parametric image amplification, see E. Lantz and F. Devaux, Quantum Semiclassic. Opt. 9, 279 (1997).

Levenson, J. A.

K. Beincheik, O. Lopez, I. Abram, and J. A. Levenson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 399 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Levenson, I. Abram, T. Rivera, and P. Grangier, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2233 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lopez, O.

K. Beincheik, O. Lopez, I. Abram, and J. A. Levenson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 399 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Lugiato, L. A.

I. Sokolov, M. Kolobov, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 60, 2420 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mosset, A.

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223603 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, G. Fanjoux, and E. Lantz, Eur. Phys. J. D 28, 447 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rivera, T.

Sokolov, I.

I. Sokolov, M. Kolobov, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 60, 2420 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Vasilyev, M.

S.-K. Choi, M. Vasilyev, and P. Kumar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1938 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

K. Beincheik, O. Lopez, I. Abram, and J. A. Levenson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 399 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Eur. Phys. J. D

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, G. Fanjoux, and E. Lantz, Eur. Phys. J. D 28, 447 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Mol. Spectrosc.

S. Brustlein, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 53, 799 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Phys. Rev. A

I. Sokolov, M. Kolobov, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 60, 2420 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. D

C. M. Caves, Phys. Rev. D 26, 1817 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

S.-K. Choi, M. Vasilyev, and P. Kumar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1938 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Mosset, F. Devaux, and E. Lantz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223603 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Quantum Semiclassic. Opt.

For a review of classical aspects of parametric image amplification, see E. Lantz and F. Devaux, Quantum Semiclassic. Opt. 9, 279 (1997).

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Final part of the experimental setup. The signal (solid lines) is slightly tilted from the pump, so that the idler (dashed lines) attains the Fourier plane outside the pinhole.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental results compared to theoretical curves. Stars, single pixels; crosses, 2 × 2 binned pixels, central solid curve, Eq. (1) (PIA); exterior solid curves, Eq. (1) ± 2 standard deviations (assessed from numerics) for single pixels, exterior dashed curves, Eq. (1) ± 2 standard deviations for 2 × 2 binned pixels, horizontal line, limit of effective SNR improvement.

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R PSA = SNR withoutampl SNR withampl = η SNR in SNR out = η ( 1 1 G PSA + 1 η G PSA ) ,
R PIA = η ( 2 2 G PIA + 1 η G PIA ) .

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