Quantum Microscopy of Biological Systems

  • Michael Taylor

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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    Pages 1-37
  3. The Quantum Limit to Particle Tracking Sensitivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
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      Pages 41-50
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      Pages 59-68
  4. Classically Optimizing Sensitivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-70
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      Pages 71-86
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      Pages 87-93
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      Pages 95-104
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      Pages 115-121
  5. Quantum Enhanced Optical Tweezers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
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      Pages 125-141
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      Pages 169-178
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      Pages 179-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-195

About this book


 This thesis reports on the development of the first quantum enhanced microscope, and on its applications in biological microscopy. The first quantum particle-tracking microscope, described in detail here, represents a pioneering advance in quantum microscopy, which is shown to be a powerful and relevant technique for future applications in science and medicine.
The microscope is used to perform the first quantum-enhanced biological measurements -- a central and long-standing goal in the field of quantum measurement. Subdiffraction-limited quantum imaging is achieved, also for the first time, with a scanning probe imaging configuration allowing 10-nanometer resolution.


Optical Tweezers Optomechanics and Quantum Imaging Particle Tracking Quantum Enhanced Microscope Quantum Imaging in Biology Quantum Metrology Quantum Microscope Quantum Shot Noise Limit Squeezed Light

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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