The physics of ghost imaging: nonlocal interference or local intensity fluctuation correlation?

The physics of ghost imaging: nonlocal interference or local intensity fluctuation correlation? Quantum Inf Process (2012) 11:995–1001 DOI 10.1007/s11128-012-0396-5 The physics of ghost imaging: nonlocal interference or local intensity fluctuation correlation? Yanhua Shih Received: 26 February 2012 / Accepted: 13 March 2012 / Published online: 7 April 2012 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 In this special Volume on Quantum Imaging, Shapiro and Boyd present a review on The Physics of Ghost Imaging. Here I argue that their Review is incomplete, as it overlooks a form of ghost imaging that requires quantum mechanical nonlocal effects for their understanding. From the very beginning, Klyshko brought attention to the nonlocal nature of biphoton interference and biphoton imaging by introducing his “advanced wave” the- ory [1]. His “advanced wave” propagates backward in time from a photodetector to the source and then propagates forward in time from the source to another distant pho- todetector. The “advanced wave” connects the object-arm and the image-arm, as well as two independent photodetection events, in his biphoton interference and imaging model. Strekalov et al. and Pittman et al. realized nonlocal biphoton interference [2] and biphoton imaging [3] experimentally. The physics community immediately named these two experiments “ghost interference” and “ghost imaging”. Simultaneously with the experimental realization, we found that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quantum Information Processing Springer Journals

The physics of ghost imaging: nonlocal interference or local intensity fluctuation correlation?

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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Physics; Mathematical Physics; Quantum Computing; Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics; Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory; Quantum Physics
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1570-0755
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1573-1332
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10.1007/s11128-012-0396-5
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Abstract

Quantum Inf Process (2012) 11:995–1001 DOI 10.1007/s11128-012-0396-5 The physics of ghost imaging: nonlocal interference or local intensity fluctuation correlation? Yanhua Shih Received: 26 February 2012 / Accepted: 13 March 2012 / Published online: 7 April 2012 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 In this special Volume on Quantum Imaging, Shapiro and Boyd present a review on The Physics of Ghost Imaging. Here I argue that their Review is incomplete, as it overlooks a form of ghost imaging that requires quantum mechanical nonlocal effects for their understanding. From the very beginning, Klyshko brought attention to the nonlocal nature of biphoton interference and biphoton imaging by introducing his “advanced wave” the- ory [1]. His “advanced wave” propagates backward in time from a photodetector to the source and then propagates forward in time from the source to another distant pho- todetector. The “advanced wave” connects the object-arm and the image-arm, as well as two independent photodetection events, in his biphoton interference and imaging model. Strekalov et al. and Pittman et al. realized nonlocal biphoton interference [2] and biphoton imaging [3] experimentally. The physics community immediately named these two experiments “ghost interference” and “ghost imaging”. Simultaneously with the experimental realization, we found that

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Quantum Information ProcessingSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 7, 2012

References

  • Ghost imaging experiment by measuring reflected photons
    Meyers, R.; Deacon, K.S.; Shih, Y.H.
  • Ghost imaging with thermal light: comparing entanglement and classicalcorrelation
    Gatti, A.; Brambilla, E.; Bache, M.; Lugiato, L.A.
  • Photon correlations
    Glauber, R.J.

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