Title

Weak-value measurements can outperform conventional measurements

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2017

Abstract

In this paper we provide a simple, straightforward example of a specific situation in which weak-value amplification (WVA) clearly outperforms conventional measurement in determining the angular orientation of an optical component. We also offer a perspective reconciling the views of some theorists, who claim WVA to be inherently sub-optimal for parameter estimation, with the perspective of the many experimentalists and theorists who have used the procedure to successfully access otherwise elusive phenomena.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physica Scripta

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