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Effects of propagation in air on photon statistics
Author(s): Peter W. Milonni; John H. Carter; Charles Glen Peterson; Richard J. Hughes
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Paper Abstract

Calculations of photon counting distributions and false probabilities are compared with measured data obtained using very weak laser pulses propagated over 10-km horizontal paths. Good agreement is obtained between theory and experiment using various simplifying assumptions and values of the refractive-index structure constant Cn2 lying within an expected range.

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Date Published: 16 May 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5111, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics, (16 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.504762
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Peter W. Milonni, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
John H. Carter, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Charles Glen Peterson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Richard J. Hughes, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5111:
Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics
Derek Abbott; Jeffrey H. Shapiro; Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Editor(s)

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