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

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

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

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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).
[CrossRef]

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).

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]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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).

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]

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]

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).
[CrossRef]

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