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Photoelectron Counting in Optical Communications.
Final scientific rept. 1 Jan 70-31 Mar 71,
DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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Scientific results are reported on a combined theoretical and experimental investigation of the processing of photoelectron counts as a means for observing low intensity optical communication signals. It is shown that the numbers of photoelectrons counted within successive equal time intervals, constitute a discrete-time signal which has the second moment correlation statistics of a signal with additive independent noise, and which can be processed by linear techniques. This count signal is shown also to have non-linear characteristics which can be represented statistically by higher order correlation functions. Author
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