Special Issue "Advances in Quantum Metrology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018)
Prof. Jacob A. Dunningham
One of the most exciting recent developments in quantum physics has been the emergence of quantum-enhanced metrology, sensing and imaging. Together, these aim to make use of non-classical effects to estimate parameters or image objects with a precision beyond anything that could otherwise be achieved. Huge advances have been made recently in both experiments and theory and the field is rapidly maturing as a new quantum technology. The theory is well-established for single-parameter estimation and a number of experiments have demonstrated the advantages in practice. Attention is now turning to applications such as low-flux sensing of delicate samples, enhanced precision for gravitational wave detection, improved clocks, quantum radar and navigational systems and imaging beyond the diffraction limit. This Special Issue aims to bring together some of the latest advances in quantum metrology. These include new theoretical tools to understand the precision bounds for multiparameter estimation; networks of quantum sensors; practical implementations in atomic, optical and solid state systems; the metrological utility of phase transitions; and hybrid quantum-classical schemes, among others. A great strength of this field has been the strong interplay between experiment and theory and this Special Issue aims to report on important recent advances in both these areas.Prof. Jacob A. Dunningham
Dr. Simon A. Haine
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- quantum-enhanced metrology, sensing, and imaging
- entanglement-assisted parameter estimation
- Fisher information
- measurement precision bounds
- uncertainty relations