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August 3, 2022

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Interaction-Free Polarimetry

J.R. Hance, J. Rarity

Submitted to arXiv on 27 July 2022

The combination of interaction-free measurement and the quantum Zeno effect has been shown to both increase the signal-to-noise ratio of imaging, and decrease the light intensity flux through the imaged object. So far though, this has only been considered for discrimination between translucent and opaque areas of an object. In this paper, we extend this to the polarimetry of a given sample. This will allow the identification and characterisation of these samples with far less absorbed energy than current approaches — a key concern for delicate samples being probed with high-frequency radiation.

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