Accession Number:

AD0669380

Title:

COHERENCE AND PROPERTIES OF THE RIGHT EIGENSTATES OF THE ANNIHILATION OPERATOR.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jun-Nov 67,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF SAN BERNARDINO OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The report reviews some of the more recent quantum mechanical aspects of photon counting, optical coherence, and the space-time correlation of a lightbeam. The coherent states of the radiation field are defined in terms of the photon number states, and it is seen that these coherent states are the best ones to describe a classical radiation field, in that photon number and phase have an exact compromise for these states. A short discussion of the phase state is given. Many properties of the coherent state are described, and the density matrix for a mixed coherent and noise field in the photon number representation is given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE