Accession Number : ADA244186

Title :   Statistics of Fluorescent Photons Emitted Near a Phase Conjugator.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Arnoldus, Henk F. ; George, Thomas F. ; Um, Chung I.

Report Date : JAN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Temporal photon correlations and photon count statistics of fluorescence radiation, emitted by an atom in the vicinity of a phase conjugator, are considered. The fluorescent intensity and the two-photon correlation function are expressed in terms of photon emission operators. An explicit evaluation shows their dependence on the phase-conjugate reflectivity of the surface. The variance of the photon count distribution for long counting times is expressed in terms of the Q-factor, which is evaluated as a function of the reflectivity. It appears that for a reflectivity larger than unity, the photon correlation displays antibunching and the statistics is sub-poissonian.

Descriptors :   ATOMS, CORRELATION, COUNTING METHODS, DISTRIBUTION, FLUORESCENCE, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), INTENSITY, IONS, PHOTONS, RADIATION, REFLECTIVITY, STATISTICS.

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE