Accession Number:

AD0645640

Title:

QUANTUM LIMITATIONS TO ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNAL MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The report describes work on the development of an effective statistical communication theory for optical communications. Photodetection statistics have been computed for an optical illumination consisting of a cw signal and narrowband noise and a formula obtained for the information transmittable by an optical detector. Quantum electrodynamics has been used to evaluate the statistics of a narrowband optical communication system and to compute the statistics of a coupled mode system. The report summarizes this work and lists publications during the grant period. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Cybernetics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE