Visibility in ghost imaging with classical partially polarized electromagnetic beams
2011 (English)In: Optics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592, E-ISSN 1539-4794, Vol. 36, no 15, 2880-2882 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We consider classical second-order ghost imaging with uniformly partially polarized electromagnetic beams and examine the effect of the degree of polarization of the incident light on the visibility of the image. Closed-form expressions for two previously proposed definitions of visibility are derived. Both results are physically similar and show that the visibility increases with the degree of polarization. Hence, a polarized beam is superior to an unpolarized one to obtain a high-visibility ghost image. Some related issues in recent literature are also addressed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 36, no 15, 2880-2882 p.
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-38954DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.002880ISI: 000293888000045ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79961130590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-38954DiVA: diva2:438923