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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1203–1213

Chaotically seeded parametric downconversion for ghost imaging

Maria Bondani, Emiliano Puddu, Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, and Alessandra Andreoni  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 1203-1213 (2008)

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Ghost-imaging protocols rely on the properties of correlation in propagation direction and in intensity between two spatially multimode fields. We present a detailed theoretical analysis and the experimental realization and characterization of ghost imaging experiments realized with a source of entangled fields based on parametric downconversion seeded with a single multimode thermal field. Eventually, an application of ghost imaging for secure transmission of images is envisaged.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2008
Published: June 26, 2008

Maria Bondani, Emiliano Puddu, Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, and Alessandra Andreoni, "Chaotically seeded parametric downconversion for ghost imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1203-1213 (2008)

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