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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5150–5153

Iterative ghost imaging

Wei Wang, Yan Pu Wang, Jiahua Li, Xiaoxue Yang, and Ying Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5150-5153 (2014)

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The recovered image in ghost imaging (GI) contains an error term when the number of measurements M is limited. By iteratively calculating the high-order error term, the iterative ghost imaging (IGI) approach reconstructs a better image, compared to one recovered using a traditional GI approach, without adding complexity. We first propose an experimental scheme, for which IGI can be realized, namely the narrowed point spread function and exponentially increased signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) are realized. The exponentially increasing SNR when implementing IGI results from the replacement of M with Mk. Thus, a perfect recovery of the unknown object is demonstrated with M slightly bigger than the number of speckles in a typical light field. Based on our theoretical framework from the angle of high-order correlation Rk, the two critical behaviors of the iterative coefficients α and the measurements M are derived and well explained.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2014
Published: August 26, 2014

Wei Wang, Yan Pu Wang, Jiahua Li, Xiaoxue Yang, and Ying Wu, "Iterative ghost imaging," Opt. Lett. 39, 5150-5153 (2014)

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