Compressive object tracking using entangled photons

Omar S. Magaña-Loaiza, Gregory A. Howland, Mehul Malik, John C. Howell, Robert W. Boyd

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We present a compressive sensing protocol that tracks a moving object by removing static components from a scene. The implementation is carried out on a ghost imaging scheme to minimize both the number of photons and the number of measurements required to form a quantum image of the tracked object. This procedure tracks an object at low light levels with fewer than 3% of the measurements required for a raster scan, permitting us to more effectively use the information content in each photon.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number231104
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - 10 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank M. Mirhosseini, A. C. Liapis, P. Ybarra-Reyes and J. J. Sanchez-Mondragon for helpful discussions. This work was supported by the DARPA AFOSR GRANT FA9550-13-1-0019 and the CONACYT.


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