Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
The quantum uncertainty of light and optical technologies
Leuchs, Gerd; Marquardt, Christoph
Max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts, Erlangen
SummaryThe quantum uncertainty of the states of a light field is an essential aspect of many optical methods. While the uncertainty does lead to performance limitations, it also offers new opportunities. Examples range from optical amplification to quantum key distribution.