Abstract

We present the first experimental demonstration, to the best of our knowledge, of ghost imaging realized with intense beams generated by a parametric downconversion interaction seeded with pseudothermal light. As expected, the real image of the object is reconstructed satisfying the thin-lens equation. We show that the experimental visibility of the reconstructed image is in accordance with the theoretically expected one.

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A. Gatti, M. Bache, D. Magatti, E. Brambilla, F. Ferri, and L. A. Lugiato, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 729 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

A. Valencia, G. Scarcelli, M. D'Angelo, and Y. H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 063601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Zhang, Y. H. Zhai, L. A. Wu, and X. H. Chen, Opt. Lett. 30, 2354 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D'Angelo and Y. H. Shih, Laser Phys. Lett. 2, 567 (2005) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

2004

F. Paleari, A. Andreoni, G. Zambra, and M. Bondani, Opt. Express 12, 2816 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 70, 013802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2000

R. Simon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2726 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997

P. Horodecki, Phys. Lett. A 232, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

A. Peres, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1413 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995

T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. V. Sergienko, Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1985

D. Traux, Phys. Rev. D 31, 1988 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1965

F. T. Arecchi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 912 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Andreoni, A.

Arecchi, F. T.

F. T. Arecchi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 912 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Bache, M.

A. Gatti, M. Bache, D. Magatti, E. Brambilla, F. Ferri, and L. A. Lugiato, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 729 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 70, 013802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bondani, M.

Brambilla, E.

A. Gatti, M. Bache, D. Magatti, E. Brambilla, F. Ferri, and L. A. Lugiato, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 729 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 70, 013802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X. H.

D'Angelo, M.

M. D'Angelo and Y. H. Shih, Laser Phys. Lett. 2, 567 (2005) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

A. Valencia, G. Scarcelli, M. D'Angelo, and Y. H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 063601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ferri, F.

A. Gatti, M. Bache, D. Magatti, E. Brambilla, F. Ferri, and L. A. Lugiato, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 729 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gatti, A.

A. Gatti, M. Bache, D. Magatti, E. Brambilla, F. Ferri, and L. A. Lugiato, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 729 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 70, 013802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, 1968).

Horodecki, P.

P. Horodecki, Phys. Lett. A 232, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lugiato, L. A.

A. Gatti, M. Bache, D. Magatti, E. Brambilla, F. Ferri, and L. A. Lugiato, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 729 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 70, 013802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Magatti, D.

A. Gatti, M. Bache, D. Magatti, E. Brambilla, F. Ferri, and L. A. Lugiato, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 729 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mandel, L.

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, 1995).

Paleari, F.

Peres, A.

A. Peres, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1413 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pittman, T. B.

T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. V. Sergienko, Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Scarcelli, G.

A. Valencia, G. Scarcelli, M. D'Angelo, and Y. H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 063601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sergienko, A. V.

T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. V. Sergienko, Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shih, Y. H.

A. Valencia, G. Scarcelli, M. D'Angelo, and Y. H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 063601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D'Angelo and Y. H. Shih, Laser Phys. Lett. 2, 567 (2005) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. V. Sergienko, Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Simon, R.

R. Simon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2726 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Strekalov, D. V.

T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. V. Sergienko, Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Traux, D.

D. Traux, Phys. Rev. D 31, 1988 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Valencia, A.

A. Valencia, G. Scarcelli, M. D'Angelo, and Y. H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 063601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wolf, E.

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, 1995).

Wu, L. A.

Zambra, G.

Zhai, Y. H.

Zhang, D.

J. Mod. Opt.

A. Gatti, M. Bache, D. Magatti, E. Brambilla, F. Ferri, and L. A. Lugiato, J. Mod. Opt. 53, 729 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett.

M. D'Angelo and Y. H. Shih, Laser Phys. Lett. 2, 567 (2005) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Lett. A

P. Horodecki, Phys. Lett. A 232, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 70, 013802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. V. Sergienko, Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. D

D. Traux, Phys. Rev. D 31, 1988 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

A. Peres, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1413 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. T. Arecchi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 912 (1965).
[CrossRef]

A. Valencia, G. Scarcelli, M. D'Angelo, and Y. H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 063601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Ferri, D. Magatti, A. Gatti, M. Bache, E. Brambilla, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Simon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2726 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

Manuscript in preparation.

J. W. Goodman, Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, 1968).

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, 1995).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: P 1 , 2 , independently rotating ground glass plates: Pol, polarizer; t ( x ) , object transmission function; L, lens; tuning angle 24.7°.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Single-shot map recorded in the R arm; (b) ghost image; (c) contour plot of the local visibility.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Statistical distribution of the intensity (a) in a single pixel of the D R detector (dots) and multithermal fit giving μ R = 1 (solid curve), (b) on the bucket detector (dots) and multithermal fit giving μ T = 35 (solid curve).

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b i , q = S a i , q S = U i , q a i , q + V i , q e i φ q a j , q , i = R , T ; i j ,
ρ T = q { m = 0 p T , q ( m ) m m T , q } ,
ρ out = S ( ρ T 0 0 R ) S = q n p T , q ( n ) n 1 , n 2 F q ( n , n 1 , n 2 ) n + n 1 n + n 2 T , q n 1 n 2 T , q ,
F q ( n , n 1 , n 2 ) = ( n PDC , q ) ( n 1 + n 2 ) 2 ( 1 + n PDC , q ) n + 1 + ( n 1 + n 2 ) 2 × ( n + n 1 ) ! n ! n 1 ! ( n + n 2 ) ! n ! n 2 ! ,
G ( 2 ) ( x R , x T ) = I R ( x R ) I T ( x T ) I R ( x R ) I T ( x T ) ,
G ( 2 ) ( x R ) = d x T G ( 2 ) ( x R , x T ) .
G ̇ ( 2 ) ( x R , x T ) = d x R d x T h R ( x R , x R ) h T ( x T , x T ) b R ( x R ) b T ( x T ) 2 .
G ( 2 ) ( x R ) t ( M x R ) 2 d x T n PDC ( 2 π x T λ f ) [ 1 + n PDC ( 2 π x T λ f ) ] [ 1 + n th ( 2 π x T λ f ) ] 2 .
C ( x R ) = G ( 2 ) ( x R ) σ 2 ( I R ( x R ) ) σ 2 ( I T )
V ( x R ) = G ( 2 ) ( x R ) I R ( x R ) I T = G ( 2 ) ( x R ) I R ( x R ) I T + G ( 2 ) ( x R ) ,
P μ ( I ) = e μ I I ( I μ ) μ I μ 1 ( μ 1 ) !
V ( x R ) = C ( x R ) I R ( x R ) I T σ 2 ( I R ( x R ) ) σ 2 ( I T ) + C ( x R ) = C ( x R ) μ R μ T + C ( x R ) ,

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