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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE