We extend classical light ghost imaging to the area of fluorescence imaging and propose a new fluorescence imaging method. For the first time, we demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that fluorescence ghost imaging can be realized with pseudothermal light. Important factors influencing the visibility and resolution of the images are discussed to improve the quality of the fluorescence ghost imaging. We hope that this work may pave the road for ghost imaging to biomedical applications.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011
Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Nian Tian, Qingchun Guo, Anle Wang, Dongli Xu, and Ling Fu, "Fluorescence ghost imaging with pseudothermal light," Opt. Lett. 36, 3302-3304 (2011)