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Title:Applications of Quantum Measurement Techniques: Counterfactual Quantum Computation, Spin Hall Effect of Light, and Atomic-Vapor-Based Photon Detectors
Author(s):Hosten, Onur
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):DeMarco, Brian L.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Physics, Quantum
Abstract:Our approach to ultra-high-efficiency photon detection develops and extends a recent novel non-solid-state scheme for photo-detection based on atomic vapors. This approach is in principle capable of resolving the number of photons in a pulse, can be extended to non-destructive detection of photons, and most importantly is proposed to operate with single-photon detection efficiencies exceeding 99%, ideally without dark counts. Such a detector would have tremendous implications, e.g., for optical quantum information processing. The feasibility of operation of this approach at the desired level is studied theoretically and several promising physical systems are investigated.
Issue Date:2010
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:128 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/80631
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3430979
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2010


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