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
  2. Michael Taylor
    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
    2. Michael Taylor
      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

Introduction

 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.
 

Keywords

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18938-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18937-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18938-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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