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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 377–381

Resolution enhancement of third-order thermal light ghost imaging in the photon counting regime

Yu Zhou, Jianbin Liu, Jason Simon, and Yanhua Shih  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 377-381 (2012)

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In a three-photon spatial correlation measurement in which we scan two of three detectors in opposite directions, we observed the enhancement of both the resolution and the contrast of the third-order spatial correlation function of chaotic thermal light in the single photon counting regime. The effect can be understood as the resolution and contrast enhancement of the point-to-point correlation function that connects the imaging plane and the object plane.

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OCIS Codes
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2011
Published: February 22, 2012

Yu Zhou, Jianbin Liu, Jason Simon, and Yanhua Shih, "Resolution enhancement of third-order thermal light ghost imaging in the photon counting regime," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 377-381 (2012)

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