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  • Vol. 75, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 768–771

Nonlinear Poisson model of photoelectric detection

Yu. N. Rakovskiĭ  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 75, Issue 12, pp. 768-771 (2008)

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The output signal of a photodetector is considered from the viewpoint of the theory of Markov processes of proliferation and annihilation. Expressions are obtained for the first two moments of the signal, the sensitivity threshold, and the dynamic range.

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Yu. N. Rakovskiĭ, "Nonlinear Poisson model of photoelectric detection," J. Opt. Technol. 75, 768-771 (2008)

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