Accession Number:

AD0266455

Title:

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADDITIVE AND NON-ADDITIVE QUANTUM FLUCTUATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The limitation imposed by quantum mechanics on the measurement of electromagnetic signals may be viewed as a non-classical noise. Theory leads both to a minimum noise, which is additive in the sense of being independent of signal strength, and to a non-additive noise dependent on signal strength. The relationship between these two types is discussed. Also a short derivation is given which exhibits their common relationship to the zero-point fluctuation attributed by quantum theory to the electromagnetic field.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE