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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3684–3686

Classical far-field phase-sensitive ghost imaging

Dheera Venkatraman, Nicholas D. Hardy, Franco N. C. Wong, and Jeffrey H. Shapiro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 18, pp. 3684-3686 (2011)

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We report the first (to our knowledge) far-field ghost images formed with phase-sensitive classical-state light and compare them with ghost images of the same object formed with conventional phase-insensitive classical-state light. To generate signal and reference beams with phase-sensitive cross correlation, we used a pair of synchronized spatial light modulators that imposed random, spatially varying, anticorrelated phase modulation on the outputs from 50-50 beam splitting of a laser beam. In agreement with theory, we found the phase-sensitive image to be inverted, whereas the phase-insensitive image is erect, with both having comparable spatial resolutions and signal-to-noise ratios.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.4980) Imaging systems : Partial coherence in imaging
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2011
Published: September 14, 2011

Dheera Venkatraman, Nicholas D. Hardy, Franco N. C. Wong, and Jeffrey H. Shapiro, "Classical far-field phase-sensitive ghost imaging," Opt. Lett. 36, 3684-3686 (2011)

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