Special Issue "Ghost Imaging 2019"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019) | Viewed by 214

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yanhua Shih
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Interests: quantum optics; the foundations of quantum theory
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1. Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via G. Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy
2. Secondary institution: INFN, Sezione di Bari, Via Giovanni Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: quantum optics; quantum imaging; entanglement; photon correlations
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Physics, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
Interests: quantum physics; quantum information; complexity theory; atomic physics and general relativity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since ghost imaging was first demonstrated in 1995, it has attracted a great deal of attention. Ghost imaging is not only fundamentally interesting but also practically useful. The physical mechanism explored in ghost imaging may notably improve the performances of optical systems in terms of resolution, reliability, and robustness.
There have been two major theories to guide the research of ghost imaging: One is based on two-photon interference and quantum statistical theory; another is based on Maxwell’s continuum picture of radiation and classical statistical theory.
The quantum approach, which involves multiphoton interference of either entangled photons or randomly created and randomly paired photons in thermal state, superposed either locally or nonlocally, has led to a number of interesting results, for example, a turbulence-free imaging device which may achieve special resolution beyond the classical limit.
The classical approach, which involves characteristics of stochastic behavior or classical statistical properties of optical field or signals, has also led to interesting results, for example, background-free and robust imaging.
Ghost imaging has been adapted quickly to other research fields. A number of interesting applications have been proposed recently in the fields of remote sensing, X-ray imaging, neutron imaging, and so on. We believe various research fields and technologies may benefit from ghost imaging.
Now is the time for us to study and to examine ghost imaging to a deeper level. We expect this Special Issue about ghost imaging to attract deeper studies and discussions on different ghost imaging approaches in their fundamental issues and application limitations, especially their limits of temporal and spatial resolutions and on the minimum level of the radiation intensity, as well as on the ability of improving the signal to noise ratio. These discussions will undoubtedly help to develop ghost imaging into a realistic advanced technology and guide other beneficial research areas.
We believe that, through our efforts, this Special Issue will be able to publish numerous interesting results, ideas, proposals and discussions.

Prof. Dr. Yanhua Shih
Prof. Dr. Milena D'Angelo
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Tamma
Guest Editors

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  • Quantum imaging
  • Quantum entanglement
  • Multiphoton interference
  • Turbulence-free sensing and imaging
  • Quantum metrology
  • Speckle phenomena
  • Signal reconstruction
  • Image restoration
  • Imaging reliability and robustness

Published Papers

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