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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3343–3345

High-order thermal ghost imaging

Kam WaiClifford Chan, Malcolm N. O’Sullivan, and Robert W. Boyd  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3343-3345 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003343


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Abstract

We show theoretically that high-order thermal ghost imaging has considerably higher visibility and contrast-to-noise ratio than conventional thermal ghost imaging, which utilizes the lowest-order intensity cross correlation of the object and the reference signal. We also deduce the optimal power order of the correlation that gives the best contrast-to-noise ratio.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2009
Published: October 27, 2009

Citation
Kam Wai Clifford Chan, Malcolm N. O'Sullivan, and Robert W. Boyd, "High-order thermal ghost imaging," Opt. Lett. 34, 3343-3345 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-21-3343

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