Accession Number : AD0725762

Title :   Photoelectron Counting in Optical Communications.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Jan 70-31 Mar 71,

Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bolgiano,L. Paul , Jr. ; Lutz,Bruce C.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*PHOTOELECTRONS, COUNTING METHODS), (*OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, DETECTION), POWER SPECTRA, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, FOURIER ANALYSIS, PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE