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Chin. Phys. B, 2023, Vol. 32(10): 100312    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/acd8b0
Special Issue: SPECIAL TOPIC — Fabrication and manipulation of the second-generation quantum systems
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Digital holographic imaging via direct quantum wavefunction reconstruction

Meng-Jun Hu(胡孟军)1,† and Yong-Sheng Zhang(张永生)2,3,4,‡
1 Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, Beijing 100193, China;
2 Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China;
3 Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China;
4 Hefei National Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230088, China
Abstract  Wavefunction is a fundamental concept of quantum theory. Recent studies have shown surprisingly that wavefunction can be directly reconstructed via the measurement of weak value. The weak value based direct wavefunction reconstruction not only gives the operational meaning of wavefunction, but also provides the possibility of realizing holographic imaging with a totally new quantum approach. Here, we review the basic background knowledge of weak value based direct wavefunction reconstruction combined with recent experimental demonstrations. The main purpose of this work focuses on the idea of holographic imaging via direct wavefunction reconstruction. Since research on this topic is still in its early stage, we hope that this work can attract interest in the field of traditional holographic imaging. In addition, the wavefunction holographic imaging may find important applications in quantum information science.
Keywords:  wavefunction reconstruction      weak value      hologram imaging  
Received:  11 April 2023      Revised:  24 May 2023      Accepted manuscript online:  25 May 2023
PACS:  03.67.-a (Quantum information)  
  42.50.Ex (Optical implementations of quantum information processing and transfer)  
Fund: Zhang Y S is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11674306 and 92065113) and the University Synergy Innovation Program of Anhui Province (Grant No. GXXT-2022-039).
Corresponding Authors:  Meng-Jun Hu, Yong-Sheng Zhang     E-mail:;

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Meng-Jun Hu(胡孟军) and Yong-Sheng Zhang(张永生) Digital holographic imaging via direct quantum wavefunction reconstruction 2023 Chin. Phys. B 32 100312

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