Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Physics (MS)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Optics;Photon statistics;Quantum optics
Multiple sources of light, including coherent light, thermal light, light from a degenerate parametric oscillation and resonance fluorescence from a two level coherently driven atom are considered for the analysis of their wait time statistics. We include the second order normalized correlation function and Mandel's Q parameter for brief discussion. A general framework to analyze the generalized conditional and unconditional wait time distributions is also obtained in order to understand the photo-count statistics of the light sources included in this work. Average and variance of wait times with respect to both unconditional and conditional wait time distribution are also obtained and briefly discussed.
Morales Bultron, L. F. (2023). Photon Counting Statistics of Classical and Quantum Light Sources. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4905