3 years ago

Classical Imaging with Undetected Light.

D. F. Ávila, W. M. Pimenta, G. B. Lemos, C. H. Monken, P. L. Saldanha, A. C. Cardoso, S. Pádua, L. P. Berruezo

We obtained the phase and intensity images of an object by detecting classical light which never interacted with it. With a double passage of a pump and a signal laser beams through a nonlinear crystal, we observe interference between the two idler beams produced by stimulated parametric down conversion. The object is placed in the amplified signal beam after its first passage through the crystal, and the image is observed in the interference of the generated idler beams. High contrast images can be obtained even for objects with small transmittance coefficient due to the geometry of the interferometer and to the stimulated parametric emission. Like its quantum counterpart, this three-colour imaging concept can be useful when the object must be probed with light at a wavelength for which detectors are not available.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.09101

DOI: arXiv:1801.09101v1

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