Quantum-limited discrimination between laser light and noise

Jonathan L. Habif, Saikat Guha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


We evaluate quantum limits and structured receiver performance for discriminating between a mode excited in a thermal versus a coherent state, and show an interesting inversion in receiver performance going from single-shot to collective measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2018
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580460
StatePublished - 2018
EventLaser Science, LS 2018 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2018Sep 20 2018

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F115-LS 2018
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceLaser Science, LS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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