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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2453–2464

Ghost imaging with twisted Gaussian Schell-model beam

Yangjian Cai, Qiang Lin, and Olga Korotkova  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2453-2464 (2009)

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Based on the classical optical coherence theory, ghost imaging with twisted Gaussian Schell-model (GSM) beams is analyzed. It is found that the twist phase of the GSM beam has strong influence on ghost imaging. As the absolute value of the twist factor increases, the ghost image disappears gradually, but its visibility increases. This phenomenon is caused by the fact that the twist phase enhances the transverse spatial coherence of the twisted GSM beam on propagation.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2009
Published: February 5, 2009

Yangjian Cai, Qiang Lin, and Olga Korotkova, "Ghost imaging with twisted Gaussian Schell-model beam," Opt. Express 17, 2453-2464 (2009)

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