1 June 1997 Novel technique for photon correlation measurements at high photon rates and resolutions
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Optical Engineering, 36(6), (1997). doi:10.1117/1.601367
Abstract
A novel technique for photon correlation measurements, based on the excitation of a resonant system by photon-detector single pulses, analog/digital sampling, and deconvolution, has been developed and analyzed experimentally and by computer simulations. The measured correlation function is expressed by a convolution of the true photon correlation function of the optical field and a well-defined, noiseless resonator correlation function. The effect of detector statistics is reduced to the contribution of two integral parameters—the total single-pulse charge and the jitter of single-pulse centers. Good performance of this technique is demonstrated at high photon rates and resolutions, where the well-known photon-counting or single-quantum methods are ineffective. The novel technique offers linear recording of photocount time series without dead-time effects. The temporal resolution is defined by the sampling step of the analog/digital converter. The retrieval error does not exceed 1 to 3% at count rates higher than 1 GHz and single-pulse durations larger than the resolution cell. This technique can be effectively applied in photon correlation measurements of high dynamic optical fields.
Dimitar V. Stoyanov, "Novel technique for photon correlation measurements at high photon rates and resolutions," Optical Engineering 36(6), (1 June 1997). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.601367
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