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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2314–2317

Lensless ghost imaging with sunlight

Xue-Feng Liu, Xi-Hao Chen, Xu-Ri Yao, Wen-Kai Yu, Guang-Jie Zhai, and Ling-An Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2314-2317 (2014)

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An experiment demonstrating lensless ghost imaging (GI) with sunlight has been performed. A narrow spectral line is first filtered out and its intensity correlation measured. With this true thermal light source, an object consisting of two holes is imaged. The realization of lensless GI with sunlight is a step forward toward the practical application of GI with ordinary daylight as the source of illumination.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: December 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014

Xue-Feng Liu, Xi-Hao Chen, Xu-Ri Yao, Wen-Kai Yu, Guang-Jie Zhai, and Ling-An Wu, "Lensless ghost imaging with sunlight," Opt. Lett. 39, 2314-2317 (2014)

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