Atmospheric turbulence generally affects the resolution and visibility of an image in long-distance imaging. In a recent quantum ghost imaging experiment [P. B. Dixon et al., Phys. Rev. A 83, 051803 (2011)], it was found that the effect of the turbulence can nevertheless be mitigated under certain conditions. This paper gives a detailed theoretical analysis to the setup and results reported in the experiment. Entangled photons with a finite correlation area and a turbulence model beyond the phase screen approximation are considered.
K. W. C. Chan, DS Simon, A. V. Sergienko, N. D. Hardy, J. H. Shapiro, and P. B. Dixon, Theoretical Analysis of Quantum Ghost Imaging Through Turbulence, Phys. Rev. A 84(4), 043807. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.84.043807
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