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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5381–5384

Ghost imaging with shaped incoherent sources

Chunling Luo and Jing Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5381-5384 (2013)

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We show that the image quality of ghost imaging (GI) can be controlled by the use of shaped incoherent sources. The formula for the point-spread function in the GI system has been derived and is determined by the Fourier transform of the source intensity distribution. Compared with the widely used Gaussian Schell-model source, we find that using a cosine-Gaussian Schell-model source can lead to the degradation of GI quality, while the quality of GI can be increased with a cosh-Gaussian Schell-model source. Even under atmospheric turbulence, the image resolution of GI still can be improved by means of the cosh-Gaussian Schell-model source.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(110.0115) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbulent media

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

Chunling Luo and Jing Cheng, "Ghost imaging with shaped incoherent sources," Opt. Lett. 38, 5381-5384 (2013)

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