OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1221–1227

Correlated imaging visibility using a parametric downconversion source seeded with partially coherent stimulation

S. Castelletto, A. Roberts, and R. E. Scholten  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 1221-1227 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001221


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (224 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We have studied a correlated imaging scheme using parametric downconversion stimulated with a partially coherent beam as a source. We analyze the dependence of quantum spatial correlations and image reconstruction features on the crystal length, the coherence length, and the transverse size of the seed beam in low- and high-gain regimes of parametric downconversion. We show that the visibility of ghost interference can be adjusted by varying the intensity and/or the coherence length of the seed, with improved visibility in the high-gain regime, and a visibility greater than 0.5 in the low-gain regime.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2009
Published: May 14, 2009

Citation
S. Castelletto, A. Roberts, and R. E. Scholten, "Correlated imaging visibility using a parametric downconversion source seeded with partially coherent stimulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1221-1227 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-6-1221


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. R. Hanbury-Brown and R. Q. Twiss, “Correlation between photons in two coherent beams of light,” Nature 177, 27-29 (1956). [CrossRef]
  2. A. V. Belinsky and D. N. Klyshko, “Two-photon optics-diffraction, holography and transformation of 2-dimensional signals,” Sov. Phys. JETP 78, 259-262 (1994).
  3. T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. V. Sergienko, “Optical imaging by means of two-photon quantum entanglement,” Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429-R3432 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. B. E. A. Saleh, A. F. Abouraddy, A. V. Sergienko, and M. C. Teich, “Duality between partial coherence and partial entanglement,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 043816 (2000). [CrossRef]
  5. A. F. Abouraddy, B. E. A. Saleh, A. V. Sergienko, and M. C. Teich, “Role of entanglement in two photon imaging,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 123602 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. R. S. Bennink, S. J. Bentley, and R. W. Boyd, “Two-photon coincidence imaging with a classical source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 113601 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. R. S. Bennink, S. J. Bentley, R. W. Boyd, and J. C. Howell, “Quantum and classical coincidence imaging,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 033601 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. M. D'Angelo, Y-H. Kim, S. P. Kulik, and Y. Shih, “Identifying entanglement using quantum ghost interference and imaging,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 233601 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. J. Cheng and S. Han, “Incoherent coincidence imaging and its applicability in X-ray diffraction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 093903 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, and L. A. Lugiato, “Ghost imaging with thermal light: comparing entanglement and classical correlation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 093602 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. D. Magatti, F. Ferri, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, “Experimental evidence of high resolution ghost imaging and ghost diffraction with classical thermal light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. G. Scarcelli, V. Berardi, and Y. Shih, “Can two-photon correlation of chaotic light be considered as correlation of intensity fluctuations?,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 063602 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. Y. J. Cai and S. Y. Zhu, “Ghost interference with partially coherent radiation,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2716-2718 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. J. Xiong, De-Zhong Cao, F. Huang, H.-G. Li, X.-J. Sun, and K. Wang, “Experimental observation of classical subwavelength interference with a pseudothermal light source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 173601 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. D. Zhang, Y-H. Zhai, L-A. Wu, and X-H. Chen, “Correlated two-photon imaging with true thermal light,” Opt. Lett. 30, 2354-2356 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. M. D'Angelo, A. Valencia, M. H. Rubin, and Y.. Shih, “Resolution of quantum and classical ghost imaging,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 013810 (2005). [CrossRef]
  17. F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, “High-resolution ghost image and ghost diffraction experiments with thermal light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. M. Bache, E. Brambilla, A. Gatti, and L. A. Lugiato, “Ghost imaging using homodyne detection,” Phys. Rev. A 70, 023823 (2004). [CrossRef]
  19. M. Bache, D. Magatti, F. Ferri, A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, “Coherent imaging of pure phase object with classical incoherent light,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 053802 (2006). [CrossRef]
  20. S. Crosby, S. Castelletto, C. Aruldoss, R. E. Scholten, and A. Roberts, “Modelling of classical ghost images obtained using scattered light,” New J. Phys. 9, 285-295 (2007). [CrossRef]
  21. Y. Bai, H. Liu, and S. Han, “Transmission area and correlated imaging,” Opt. Express 10, 6062-6068 (2007). [CrossRef]
  22. A. Kolkiran and G. S. Agarwal, “Quantum interference using coherent beam stimulated parametric downconversion,” Opt. Express 10, 6479-6485 (2008). [CrossRef]
  23. E. Puddu, A. Andreoni, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Bondani, and S. Castelletto, “Ghost imaging with intense fields from chaotically seeded parametric downconversion,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1132-1134 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. I. P. Degiovanni, M. Bondani, A. Andreoni, E. Puddu, and M. Paris, “Intensity correlations, entanglement properties, and ghost imaging in multimode thermal-seeded parametric down-conversion: Theory,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 062309 (2007). [CrossRef]
  25. S. Thanvanthri and M. H. Rubin, “Ghost interference with an optical parametric amplifier,” Phys. Rev. A 70, 063811 (2004). [CrossRef]
  26. G. S. Agarwal, R. W. Boyd, E. M. Nagasako, and S. J. Bentley, “Nonclassical two-photon interferometry and lithography with high-gain parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 043802 (2001). [CrossRef]
  27. E. Brambilla, M. Bache, A. Gatti, and L. A. Lugiato, “Simultaneous near-field and far-field spatial quantum correlations in the high-gain regime of parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 023802 (2004). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited