Equations for calculation of the crossing point determination error and the signal width error in level-crossing experiments are generalized when the normalized second-order factorial moment of the fluorescence obtained is measured. To minimize the magnitude of these errors we study the behavior of these values on varying the magnetic field sweep interval, the counting time, and the mean fluorescence intensity.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 30, 1982
Published: May 15, 1983
J. J. Sanz and M. A. Rebolledo, "Error optimization in the detection of level crossing through the measurement of n(2)(T)," Appl. Opt. 22, 1555-1561 (1983)