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Quantum effects of a partially coherent beam propagating through the atmosphere
Author(s): Gennady P. Berman; Aleksandr A. Chumak
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Paper Abstract

The photon density operator function is used to describe the propagation of single-photon pulses through a turbulent atmosphere. The effects of statistical properties of photon source and the effects of a random phase screen on the variance of photon counting are studied. A procedure for reducing the total noise is discussed. The physical mechanisms responsible for this reduction are explained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6710, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging V, 67100M (25 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732641
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Gennady P. Berman, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Aleksandr A. Chumak, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6710:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging V
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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