Accession Number : AD0423315

Title :   COUNTING CORRELATIONS IN BOSON BEAMS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Holliday,Dennis ; Sage,Martin L.

Report Date : NOV 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The photon counting correlation phenomena first observed by Hanbury Brown and Twiss are analyzed using methods from the theories of stchastic processes and quantized fields. It is demonstrated that quantized field which is excited by a c-number source exhibits counting correlations of the Hanbury Brown and Twiss type when the c-number part of the field is a random process with statistically independent modes, an example of which is shown to be the black-body radiation field. The counting covariance for such fields is found to be the sum of two terms: a quantum mechanical term which is a consequence of the lack of commutability of the field operators and a term which can be derived from classical theory. This result is shown to be consistent with the existing counting correlation experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOSONS, QUANTUM STATISTICS), (*CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, COUNTING METHODS), GREEN'S FUNCTION, PHOONS, QUANTUM THEORY, LASERS, BLACKBODY RADIATION, STOCHASTIC

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE