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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2014
  • pp: 12339–12348

Imaging dark objects with intensity interferometry

Dmitry V. Strekalov, Igor Kulikov, and Nan Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 12339-12348 (2014)

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We have developed a technique for imaging dark, i.e. non-radiating, objects by intensity interferometry measurements using a thermal light source in the background. This technique is based on encoding the dark object’s profile into the spatial coherence of such light. We demonstrate the image recovery using an adaptive error-minimizing Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm in case of a completely opaque object, and outline the steps for imaging purely refractive objects.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(030.6610) Coherence and statistical optics : Stellar speckle interferometry
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2014
Published: May 13, 2014

Dmitry V. Strekalov, Igor Kulikov, and Nan Yu, "Imaging dark objects with intensity interferometry," Opt. Express 22, 12339-12348 (2014)

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