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Title    Quantum-Enhanced Imaging Sees Into Living Cells
Date    Saturday February 22 2014, @10:28AM
Author    mattie_p
Topic   
from the quantum-is-the-new-black dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/22/103213

amblivious writes:

"A team from the University of Queensland has demonstrated quantum imaging inside living cells for the first time. They were able to map structures within cells at scales as fine as 10nm, offering a 14% resolution enhancement over coherent light. Conventional optical imaging is limited by diffraction but by generating the photons with a more consistent phase as squeezed light the amount of diffraction can be minimized.

The ability to map living cells at this scale represents a significant breakthrough in imaging. These methods promise to reveal important new levels of cellular complexity and deliver profound benefits to biotech and medical research, and 'confirm the longstanding prediction that quantum correlated light can enhance spatial resolution at the nanoscale and in biology.'"

Links

  1. "demonstrated" - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1305.1353v3.pdf
  2. "squeezed light" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeezed_coherent_state

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