School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

X-ray ghost imaging


Associate Professor David M. Paganin


School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, Australia

Time & Place

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:00:00 NZST in Room 701, Level 7, WEST Building (formerly known as Rutherford)

All are welcome


Several recent results in x-ray ghost imaging will be outlined. This is an unusual form of imaging in which all photons, that are used to form an image, are never registered by a position-sensitive detector.  Applications to one-, two- and three-dimensional objects will be reported, as well as some developments
regarding the notion of synthesizing ghost-imaging signals via a linear combination of noise maps.

[1] D. Pelliccia, A. Rack, M. Scheel, V. Cantelli and D.M. Paganin, "Experimental x-ray ghost imaging", Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 113902 (2016).
[2] T.E. Gureyev, D.M. Paganin, A. Kozlov, Ya.I. Nesterets and H.M. Quiney, "Complementary aspects of spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio in computational
imaging", Phys. Rev. A 97, 053819 (2018).
[3] D. Pelliccia, M.P. Olbinado, A. Rack, A.M. Kingston, G.R. Myers and D.M. Paganin, "Towards a practical implementation of X-ray ghost imaging with synchrotron
light", IUCrJ (in press, early view at
[3] D. Ceddia and D.M. Paganin, "On random-matrix bases, ghost imaging and x-ray phase contrast computational ghost imaging", arXiv:1802.04258 (2018) and Phys.
Rev. A (in press).
[4] AM Kingston, GR Myers, D Pelliccia, ID Svalbe, DM Paganin, "X-ray ghost tomography: denoising, dose fractionation and mask considerations", arXiv:1804.03370
[5] A.M. Kingston, D. Pelliccia, A. Rack, M.P. Olbinado, Y. Cheng, G.R. Myers and D.M. Paganin, "Ghost Tomography", arXiv preprint arXiv:1806.01136 (2018).


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