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Publication Citation: Photon-Number-Resolved Detection of Photon-Subtracted Thermal Light

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Author(s): Jingyun Fan; Yanhua (. Zhai; Francisco E. Becerra Chavez; Boris L. Glebov; Adriana E. Lita; Brice R. Calkins; Thomas Gerrits; Sae Woo Nam; Alan L. Migdall;
Title: Photon-Number-Resolved Detection of Photon-Subtracted Thermal Light
Published: June 18, 2013
Abstract: We examine the photon statistics of photon-subtracted thermal light using photonnumberresolving detection. We show the photon-number distribution transforms from a Bose-Einstein distribution to a Poisson distribution as the number of photons subtracted increases. We also show that second and higherorder photon correlation functions can be directly determined from the photonnumberresolved detection measurements of a single optical beam.
Citation: Optics Letters
Volume: 38
Issue: 13
Pages: pp. 2171 - 2173
Keywords: photon-number-resolving detection, correlation,photon statistics,thermal light
Research Areas: Quantum Optics
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002171  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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