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Proposal for witnessing non-classical light with the human eye

Published inQuantum, vol. 1, 7
Publication date2017
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We give a complete proposal showing how to detect the non-classical nature of photonic states with naked eyes as detectors. The enabling technology is a sub-Poissonian photonic state that is obtained from single photons, displacement operations in phase space and basic non-photon-number-resolving detectors. We present a detailed statistical analysis of our proposal including imperfect photon creation and detection and a realistic model of the human eye. We conclude that a few tens of hours are sufficient to certify non-classical light with the human eye with a p-value of 10%.

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DODEL, Amaury et al. Proposal for witnessing non-classical light with the human eye. In: Quantum, 2017, vol. 1, p. 7. doi: 10.22331/q-2017-04-25-7
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