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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

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

Keywords

photon-number-resolving detection, correlation, photon statistics, thermal light

Citation

Fan, J. , Zhai, Y. , Becerra, F. , Glebov, B. , Lita, A. , Calkins, B. , Gerrits, T. , Nam, S. and Migdall, A. (2013), Photon-Number-Resolved Detection of Photon-Subtracted Thermal Light, Optics Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002171 (Accessed June 22, 2024)

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Created June 18, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018