STATISTICAL PROPERTIES OF COUNTING DISTRIBUTIONS FOR INTENSITY- MODULATED SOURCES.

Paul R. Prucnal, Malvin Carl Teich

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Abstract

Statistical properties such as the cumulants, and the central, factorial, and ordinary moments are obtained for photocounting distributions when the incident radiation is intensity-modulated with arbitrary statistics. The results are applied in some detail to the cases of triangular, sinusoidal, and square-wave modulation of multimode superposed coherent and chaotic radiation. The coefficient of variation, skewness, and kurtosis are obtained as a function of modulation depth. Comparison is made with experimental data in the cases of triangular and sinusoidal modulation of a laser source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-544
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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  • Engineering(all)

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