Metasurface-Assisted Quantum Ghost Discrimination of Polarization Objects

Andres Vega*, Thomas Pertsch, Frank Setzpfandt, Andrey A. Sukhorukov*

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    Abstract

    We develop a concept of metasurface-assisted ghost imaging for nonlocal discrimination between a set of polarization objects. The specially designed metasurfaces are incorporated in the imaging system to perform parallel state transformations in general elliptical bases of quantum-entangled or classically correlated photons. Then, only four or fewer correlation measurements between multiple metasurface outputs and a simple polarization-insensitive bucket detector after the object can allow for the identification of fully or partially transparent polarization elements and their arbitrary orientation angles. The approach can find applications for real-time and low-light imaging across diverse spectral regions in dynamic environments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number064032
    JournalPhysical Review Applied
    Volume16
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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