Range detection using entangled optical photons

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Abstract

Quantum radar is an emerging field that shows a lot of promise in providing significantly improved resolution compared to its classical radar counterpart. The key to this kind of resolution lies in the correlations created from the entanglement of the photons being used. Currently, the technology available only supports quantum radar implementation and validation in the optical regime, as opposed to the microwave regime, because microwave photons have very low energy compared to optical photons. Furthermore, there currently do not exist practical single photon detectors and generators in the microwave spectrum. Viable applications in the optical regime include deep sea target detection and high resolution detection in space. In this paper, we propose a conceptual architecture of a quantum radar which uses entangled optical photons based on Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion (SPDC) methods. After the entangled photons are created and emerge from the crystal, the idler photon is detected very shortly thereafter. At the same time, the signal photon is sent out towards the target and upon its reflection will impinge on the detector of the radar. From these two measurements, correlation data processing is done to obtain the distance of the target away from the radar. Various simulations are then shown to display the resolution that is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI
EditorsArmin Doerry, Chadwick Todd Hawley, G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Kenneth I. Ranney
PublisherSPIE
Volume9461
ISBN (Electronic)9781628415773
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventRadar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2015Apr 23 2015

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OtherRadar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period4/20/154/23/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Brandsema, M., Narayanan, R. M., & Lanzagorta, M. (2015). Range detection using entangled optical photons. In A. Doerry, C. T. Hawley, G. C. Gilbreath, & K. I. Ranney (Eds.), Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI (Vol. 9461). [946111] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2176756
Brandsema, Matthew ; Narayanan, Ram Mohan ; Lanzagorta, Marco. / Range detection using entangled optical photons. Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI. editor / Armin Doerry ; Chadwick Todd Hawley ; G. Charmaine Gilbreath ; Kenneth I. Ranney. Vol. 9461 SPIE, 2015.
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Brandsema, M, Narayanan, RM & Lanzagorta, M 2015, Range detection using entangled optical photons. in A Doerry, CT Hawley, GC Gilbreath & KI Ranney (eds), Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI. vol. 9461, 946111, SPIE, Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI, Baltimore, United States, 4/20/15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2176756

Range detection using entangled optical photons. / Brandsema, Matthew; Narayanan, Ram Mohan; Lanzagorta, Marco.

Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI. ed. / Armin Doerry; Chadwick Todd Hawley; G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Kenneth I. Ranney. Vol. 9461 SPIE, 2015. 946111.

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Brandsema M, Narayanan RM, Lanzagorta M. Range detection using entangled optical photons. In Doerry A, Hawley CT, Gilbreath GC, Ranney KI, editors, Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI. Vol. 9461. SPIE. 2015. 946111 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2176756