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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1166–1168

High-visibility, high-order lensless ghost imaging with thermal light

Xi-Hao Chen, Ivan N. Agafonov, Kai-Hong Luo, Qian Liu, Rui Xian, Maria V. Chekhova, and Ling-An Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1166-1168 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001166


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Abstract

High-visibility N th -order ghost imaging with thermal light has been realized by recording only the intensities in two optical paths in a lensless setup. It is shown that the visibility is dramatically enhanced as the order N increases, but longer integration times are required owing to the increased fluctuations of higher-order intensity correlation functions. It is also demonstrated that the required integration time for a good image depends on the partition ratio of the intensities on the two detectors and the complexity of the object.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(110.6820) Imaging systems : Thermal imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2010
Published: April 12, 2010

Citation
Xi-Hao Chen, Ivan N. Agafonov, Kai-Hong Luo, Qian Liu, Rui Xian, Maria V. Chekhova, and Ling-An Wu, "High-visibility, high-order lensless ghost imaging with thermal light," Opt. Lett. 35, 1166-1168 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-8-1166


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