Ghost imaging with incoherent and partially coherent light radiation

Yangjian Cai*, Shi Yao ZHU

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Abstract

We theoretically study ghost imaging with incoherent and partially coherent light radiation by using classical optical coherence theory. A Gaussian thin lens equation is derived for the ghost image. The equation depends on both paths. The quality and visibility of the ghost image are influenced by the sourcea's transverse size, coherence width, and object characteristics. The differences between ghost imaging formed with incoherent light radiation and with entangled photon pairs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056607
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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