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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2256–2262

Detailed quality analysis of ideal high-order thermal ghost imaging

Hu Li, Jianhong Shi, Zhipeng Chen, and Guihua Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 2256-2262 (2012)

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The performances of ideal high-order thermal ghost imaging, including conventional high-order ghost imaging, background-subtracted high-order ghost imaging (BSGI), and intensity fluctuation high-order ghost imaging (IFGI), are compared in this paper. The detailed quality analyses of the three high-order ghost imaging algorithms are demonstrated. The signal-to-background ratio and contrast-to-noise ratio of the pattern-normalized high-order ghost imaging with an arbitrary-pixel object are deduced, which are in great agreement with the experimental results. Experimental results indicate that the best performance is achieved by the lowest-order BSGI or the lowest-order IFGI.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: July 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2012
Published: October 5, 2012

Hu Li, Jianhong Shi, Zhipeng Chen, and Guihua Zeng, "Detailed quality analysis of ideal high-order thermal ghost imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2256-2262 (2012)

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