A computer simulation method is employed to investigate the dead-time modified photocount detection distribution where the ratio of coherence time of the incident radiation to the counting time τ<sub>c</sub>/<i>T</i> ≦ 1. The principal result is to demonstrate that a dead-time correction formula that was derived for τ<sub>c</sub>/<i>T</i> ≫ 1 may be modified to be applicable to arbitrary coherence times. The simulation technique was verified by comparing simulated results with known results for dead-time modified photocount distribution for radiation with τ<sub>c</sub>/<i>T</i> ≫ 1 and for unmodified photocount distribution for radiation with τ<sub>c</sub>/T ≦ 1.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Gerard Lachs and Lin Wen-Tsung, "Dead-time modified photocount distributions for chaotic radiation with arbitrary coherence times," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 1687-1692 (1985)