Experimental Phase Estimation Enhanced by Machine Learning just published in Physical Review Applied with an Editors’ suggestion

Phase estimation has applications from quantum imaging to gravitational-wave detection. In areas such as biological-system sampling or quantum metrology, it is crucial to optimally acquire information from a very limited number of probes. To address this need, the authors describe and experimentally verify a machine-learning method for optimal adaptive single-photon phase estimation based on a small number of trials. This approach could be used to optimize quantum metrology protocols, and can be extended to general multiparameter scenarios.

A. Lumino, E. Polino, A.S. Rab, G. Milani, N. Spagnolo, N. Wiebe, F. Sciarrino. Experimental Phase Estimation Enhanced by Machine Learning. Phys. Rev. Applied 10, 044033 (2018)