Quantum enhanced imaging
Imaging systems such as cameras and microscopes are now at a level where their performance is determined not from the quality of the technology but from the fundamental laws of physics. Quantum science can overcome these limitations but requires both new physics and new technologies, engineered into operational systems. From telescopes to microscopes we are striving to make imaging systems that can see in 3D, with improved resolution and near perfect noise rejection through fog and smoke and even inside the human body.
Active areas of research in the Centre include:
Imaging inside the human body. Produce X-ray and MRI type images using only light and developing endoscopes the width of a human hair. Using single-photon, spatial / temporal measurement and using structured light.
Seeing in 3D through obscuration. Enable autonomous vehicles to navigate safely. Using single-photon, spatial and temporal measurement (LIDAR) combined with structured illumination.
Quantum enhanced microscopy. Make microscopes with improved resolution, spectral coverage and noise rejection. Using entangled sources, new detector technologies and machine learning.