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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1852–1856

Modal noise arising from slightly nonuniform quantum efficiency of a detector

Tadatoshi Tanifuji  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1852-1856 (1985)

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Modal noise caused by the nonuniform quantum efficiency of a detector is analyzed. Laser partition noise is taken into account in the analysis. The signal-to-noise ratio degrades to about 30 dB in the presence of only a 2% nonuniform detector quantum efficiency. The signal-to-noise ratio dependence on laser-partition noise is clarified.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 31, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 1985
Published: November 1, 1985

Tadatoshi Tanifuji, "Modal noise arising from slightly nonuniform quantum efficiency of a detector," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 1852-1856 (1985)

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