Optical eigenmode imaging

Anna Chiara De Luca, Sebastian Kosmeier, Kishan Dholakia, Michael Mazilu

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We present an indirect imaging method that measures both amplitude and phase information from a transmissive target. Our method is based on an optical eigenmode decomposition of the light intensity and the first-order cross correlation between a target field and these eigenmodes. We demonstrate that such optical eigenmode imaging does not need any a priori knowledge of the imaging system and corresponds to a compressive full-field sampling, leading to high image extraction efficiencies. Finally, we discuss the implications with respect to second-order correlation imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021803
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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