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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2739–2741

Role of photon statistics of light source in ghost imaging

Kam Wai Clifford Chan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2739-2741 (2012)

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The theory of ghost imaging is examined by taking into account the quantum state of the light source explicitly. It is proved that ghost images can be obtained by any light source that is non-Poissonian. It is also shown that ghost images with unity visibility can be achieved with either quantum or classical correlation.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2012
Published: June 28, 2012

Kam Wai Clifford Chan, "Role of photon statistics of light source in ghost imaging," Opt. Lett. 37, 2739-2741 (2012)

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