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Title: Photon statistics in attenuators

Abstract

We derive expressions for the transmission photon statistics of N photons irradiating one or multiple attenuators. The composition of the attenuators themselves may be statistically varying, which is a model for a paramagnetic material in which atoms of di erent spin states absorb di erently. Note that classical electromagnetic radiation emitted by a single-mode laser is best described by Glauber coherent states, so assigning exactly N photons to this state is strictly not correct: Glauber states are superpositions of number states, so the number of incoming photons itself is a stochastic variable. We neglect all that.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1426085
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-746971
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Hau-riege, S. P.. Photon statistics in attenuators. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1426085.
Hau-riege, S. P.. Photon statistics in attenuators. United States. doi:10.2172/1426085.
Hau-riege, S. P.. Tue . "Photon statistics in attenuators". United States. doi:10.2172/1426085. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1426085.
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abstractNote = {We derive expressions for the transmission photon statistics of N photons irradiating one or multiple attenuators. The composition of the attenuators themselves may be statistically varying, which is a model for a paramagnetic material in which atoms of di erent spin states absorb di erently. Note that classical electromagnetic radiation emitted by a single-mode laser is best described by Glauber coherent states, so assigning exactly N photons to this state is strictly not correct: Glauber states are superpositions of number states, so the number of incoming photons itself is a stochastic variable. We neglect all that.},
doi = {10.2172/1426085},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2018}
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