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ISSN: 1023-5086


ISSN: 1023-5086

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Opticheskii Zhurnal

A full-text English translation of the journal is published by Optica Publishing Group under the title “Journal of Optical Technology”

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DOI: 10.17586/1023-5086-2020-87-07-24-30

Towards 100% visibility in lensless ghost imaging with sunlight

For Russian citation (Opticheskii Zhurnal):

Karmakar S. На пути к 100% видности в безлинзовых системах получения фантомных изображений в солнечном свете // Оптический журнал. 2020. Т. 87. № 7. С. 2430.


Karmakar S. Towards 100% visibility in lensless ghost imaging with sunlight [in English] // Opticheskii Zhurnal. 2020. V. 87. № 7. P. 2430.

For citation (Journal of Optical Technology):

S. Karmakar, "Towards 100% visibility in lensless ghost imaging with sunlight," Journal of Optical Technology . 87(7), 405-409 (2020).


Lensless ghost imaging using sunlight could be used to take a picture of a distant object with features of 130 µm image resolution1. Because of the unavailability of a detection system to distinguish the very wide bandwidth of sunlight, the visibility of the ghost image is very low. This article reports a study of lensless ghost imaging with sunlight to achieve 100% image visibility by taking advantage of the intensity-fluctuation correlation of sunlight.


ghost imaging, sunlight, 100% visibility

OCIS codes: 270.5290, 110.6820


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