We formulate a broadly applicable theory of high-precision measurements. A quantitative measure of information in signals is given and it is shown that signals with greater structure carry a quantifiably larger amount of information.
© 2008 The Optical Society
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
M. A. Khan, K. D. Mohan, and A. N. Dharamsi, "Information Theory of High-Precision Measurements," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWI4.
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