We show that high-order ghost imaging has higher visibility and contrast-to-noise ratio as compared to conventional thermal ghost imaging. We also obtain the optimal polynomial order that gives the best contrast-to-noise ratio.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
K. W. C. Chan, M. N. O'Sullivan, and R. W. Boyd, "High-Order Thermal Ghost Imaging," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JTuD100.
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