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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1166–1171

Reflective ghost diffraction for objects with rough surfaces

Chunling Luo and Jing Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 6, pp. 1166-1171 (2013)

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Reflective ghost diffraction (GD) for objects with rough surfaces is investigated theoretically and numerically. Using a speckle model to describe the reflectivity of the object with variable rough surfaces, the incident and reflective angle-dependent diffraction condition is obtained, and the analytical expression of the reflective GD is derived. Numerical simulations are given to show how the height variance and correlation length of the object and the reflective angle in the experimental scheme can affect the quality of the reflective GD. Specifically, we find that the changes of diffraction patterns of both the simple objects and the complicated objects are sensitive to parameters such as the reflective angle and the surface fluctuation. Additionally, comparative studies on both reflective GD and ghost imaging (GI) have also been performed. We find that reflective GI is more robust against system parameters than reflective GD. These results may be useful for future experimental works.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5770) Coherence and statistical optics : Roughness
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2013
Published: May 16, 2013

Chunling Luo and Jing Cheng, "Reflective ghost diffraction for objects with rough surfaces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 1166-1171 (2013)

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