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Super-thermal light for imaging applications

Alessia Allevi
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  • Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, and Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Valleggio 11, I-22100 Como, Italy
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Published Online: 2017-12-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/qmetro-2017-0004

Abstract

We report on a new classical light source useful for ghost-imaging applications. The light is obtained by frequency doubling a conventional speckle pattern having an overall multi-mode thermal distribution. The frequency-doubled light acquires a super-thermal distribution, which induces higher correlations at a beam splitter and, as a consequence, a higher visibility in ghost-imaging protocols.

Keywords: Photon statistics; Nonlinear optics; Photodetectors; Imaging

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About the article

Received: 2017-07-28

Accepted: 2017-11-20

Published Online: 2017-12-14

Published in Print: 2017-12-20


Citation Information: Quantum Measurements and Quantum Metrology, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 26–34, ISSN (Online) 2299-114X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/qmetro-2017-0004.

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