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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 956–961

Properties of high-order ghost imaging with natural light

Hong-Chao Liu and Jun Xiong  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 956-961 (2013)

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We discuss theoretically the visibility and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of high-order thermal ghost imaging with natural light. Five cases of an object beam and a reference beam with different polarized light are analyzed. Theoretical calculations show that a higher-order N can optimize the ghost imaging in both visibility and CNR in all five cases.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2013
Published: April 22, 2013

Hong-Chao Liu and Jun Xiong, "Properties of high-order ghost imaging with natural light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 956-961 (2013)

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