Accession Number:

ADA129900

Title:

Statistical Optics and Scattering.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 80-31 Jul 81,

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY INST OF OPTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

In our experiments on the measurement of the statistics of scattered light, photon counting techniques are used partly out of necessity due to low light levels and partly for ease of on-line data processing see B. In particular, it can be shown that the normalized cross-correlation of photon counts equals that of the classical intensity and that the normalized factorial moments of photon counts equal the normalized moments of the intensity these two facts enable us to estimate correlation functions and probability density functions of the intensity of scattered light from photon counting experiments. The particular photomultiplier purchased has an exceptionally low dark count and is incorporated into a dual channel photometer used for measuring the spatio-temporal statistics of laboratory and stellar speckle patterns.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Optics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE