Photon antibunching in resonance fluorescence in the presence of atomic number fluctuations

H. J. Carmichael, P. D. Drummond, D. F. Walls, P. Meystre

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An analysis of photon correlation measurements for fluorescent light from a beam of two-level atoms is given where the number of pulse pairs n(τ) with time separation τ is recorded using a time-to-digital converter. These measurements are shown to correspond precisely to a subsequently normalized secondorder correlation function (i.e. the normalization is performed after time averaging).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-586
Number of pages6
JournalOptica Acta
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1980
Externally publishedYes


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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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