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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1471–1475

Higher-order sub-Poissonian photon statistics in terms of factorial moments

Daniel Erenso, Reeta Vyas, and Surendra Singh  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 1471-1475 (2002)

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We introduce the concept of higher-order super-Poissonian and sub-Poissonian statistics and show that higher-order sub-Poissonian statistics is a signature of a nonclassical field. Fields generated in intracavity second-harmonic generation and single-atom resonance fluorescence are shown to exhibit higher-order sub-Poissonian statistics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

Daniel Erenso, Reeta Vyas, and Surendra Singh, "Higher-order sub-Poissonian photon statistics in terms of factorial moments," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1471-1475 (2002)

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