Entangled-photon compressive ghost imaging

Petros Zerom*, Kam Wai Clifford Chan, John C. Howell, Robert W. Boyd

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We have experimentally demonstrated high-resolution compressive ghost imaging at the single-photon level using entangled photons produced by a spontaneous parametric down-conversion source and using single-pixel detectors. For a given mean-squared error, the number of photons needed to reconstruct a two-dimensional image is found to be much smaller than that in quantum ghost imaging experiments employing a raster scan. This procedure not only shortens the data acquisition time, but also suggests a more economical use of photons for low-light-level and quantum image formation.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number061804
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 27 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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