The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 203, Issue 1, pp 151–161 | Cite as

Ghost imaging by intense multimode twin beam

  • M. BondaniEmail author
  • A. Allevi
  • A. Andreoni
Regular Article


We present what is to our knowledge the first experimental implementation of a ghost imaging protocol based on an intense multimode spontaneous parametric down-conversion process, that is a PDC starting from vacuum. Temporal and spatial properties of the quantum field used in the protocol are also discussed.


Ghost European Physical Journal Special Topic Pump Intensity Ghost Imaging Speckle Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and C.N.I.S.M.ComoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta TecnologiaUniversità degli Studi dell’Insubria and C.N.I.S.M.ComoItaly

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