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 singlemode 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:

 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):
 LLNLTR746971
 DOE Contract Number:
 AC5207NA27344
 Resource Type:
 Technical Report
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
Citation Formats
Hauriege, S. P. Photon statistics in attenuators. United States: N. p., 2018.
Web. doi:10.2172/1426085.
Hauriege, S. P. Photon statistics in attenuators. United States. doi:10.2172/1426085.
Hauriege, 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 singlemode 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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