Quantum limits to oscillator stability: Theory and experiments on acoustic emissions from the human ear

William Bialek, Hero P. Wit

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Abstract

Statistical properties of acoustic emissions from a human ear are measured and compared with the theory of quantum-limited oscillations. Theory and experiment are in excellent agreement, both in qualitative and quantitative features, strongly supporting previous theoretical arguments for the importance of quantum noise in the inner ear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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