Abstract

Recently, we developed a new ghost imaging (GI) detection concept based on the superposition of object and reference beams with subsequent photon statistics evaluation by using one single photon counting detector (PS-GI). Here, we derive analytical expressions for the spatial correlations of this mixed light GI concept considering the mode properties of the speckles of an illuminating classical pseudothermal source. This model supports the first experimental results of PS-GI in [Opt. Lett. 41, 2863–2866 (2016) [CrossRef]  ] and explains deviating characteristic features in comparison to state-of-the-art GI detection, such as maximum and minimum ghost image signals as well as the visibility performance. Furthermore, the model also explains the higher order correlations, which have been experimentally obtained by using a single detector. The overall good agreement between theory and experiment provides physical insight into the functional principle of mixed light GI, thus fostering PS-GI as a real alternative to established GI technologies.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Optimization of thermal ghost imaging: high-order correlations vs. background subtraction

Kam Wai C. Chan, Malcolm N. O’Sullivan, and Robert W. Boyd
Opt. Express 18(6) 5562-5573 (2010)

Visible ghost imaging with nonvisible light

Deyang Duan, Lu Zhang, and Yunjie Xia
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31(4) 730-733 (2014)

Object authentication based on compressive ghost imaging

Zhipeng Chen, Jianhong Shi, and Guihua Zeng
Appl. Opt. 55(30) 8644-8650 (2016)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (21)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription