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Optical Dead Time Effects And Sub Poissonion Photo-Electron Counting Statistics
Author(s): J. G. Walker; E. Jakeman
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Paper Abstract

The use of dead time effects to generate sub-Poissonion photo-electron counting statistics is discussed. An experiment is described in which dead times are introduced using an optical shutter triggered by photo-detection events. Although the triggering photo-electron train is sub-Poissonion and antibunched, the light sampled by a second detector gives rise to a super-Poissonion and bunched train of photo-elecrons. A second experiment is proposed which would generate truly sub-Poisson light (ie detector independent). This is based on the use of optical dead times in parametric fluorescence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0492, 1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, (27 March 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.943710
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J. G. Walker, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (United Kingdom)
E. Jakeman, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0492:
1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications
Bouwe Bolger; Hedzer A. Ferwerda, Editor(s)

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