Ghost imaging with the human eye

Alessandro Boccolini, Alessandro Fedrizzi, Daniele Faccio
2019 Optics Express  
Computational ghost imaging relies on the decomposition of an image into patterns that are summed together with weights that measure the overlap of each pattern with the scene being imaged. These tasks rely on a computer. Here we demonstrate that the computational integration can be performed directly with the human eye. We use this human ghost imaging technique to evaluate the temporal response of the eye and establish the image persistence time to be around 20 ms followed by a further 20 ms
more » ... ponential decay. These persistence times are in agreement with previous studies but can now potentially be extended to include a more precise characterisation of visual stimuli and provide a new experimental tool for the study of visual perception.
doi:10.1364/oe.27.009258 fatcat:tspwdypd5refbitwp5t45bdg4a