Quantum Inf Process (2012) 11:887–889 DOI 10.1007/s11128-012-0401-z EDITORIAL Robert W. Boyd · Peter J. Reynolds Received: 16 March 2012 / Accepted: 19 March 2012 / Published online: 29 March 2012 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 Advances in both quantum optics and in quantum information science that took place through the 1990’s opened the possibility of entirely new methods for forming (and even storing) images, some with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution. This new ﬁeld of research, known as Quantum Imaging, led to other conceptual break- throughs as well, such as the possibility of imaging without interaction. Moreover, quantum imaging exploits quantum parallelism in ways intrinsic to image-bearing beams, leading to large information capacity. Significant progress in the conceptual understanding of both image formation and of quantum protocols has resulted from recent research in quantum imaging. Quantum imaging also holds great promise for addressing practical, real-world problems. In view of this potential, a major research initiative was proposed in 2003 at the Army Research Ofﬁce to create a so-called MURI—a Center (delocalized, but nevertheless logistically a Center)—to explore further this emerging ﬁeld of Quantum Imaging. The initiative was successful, and a competition was launched in 2004. The winning Center was
Quantum Information Processing – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 29, 2012
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