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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1132–1134

Ghost imaging with intense fields from chaotically seeded parametric downconversion

Emiliano Puddu, Alessandra Andreoni, Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, Maria Bondani, and Stefania Castelletto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1132-1134 (2007)

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We present the first experimental demonstration, to the best of our knowledge, of ghost imaging realized with intense beams generated by a parametric downconversion interaction seeded with pseudothermal light. As expected, the real image of the object is reconstructed satisfying the thin-lens equation. We show that the experimental visibility of the reconstructed image is in accordance with the theoretically expected one.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Emiliano Puddu, Alessandra Andreoni, Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, Maria Bondani, and Stefania Castelletto, "Ghost imaging with intense fields from chaotically seeded parametric downconversion," Opt. Lett. 32, 1132-1134 (2007)

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