© 1978

Photoelectron Statistics

With Applications to Spectroscopy and Optical Communication


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. Bahaa Saleh
      Pages 1-4
  3. Tools from Mathematical Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Bahaa Saleh
      Pages 57-84
  4. Theory

  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-283
    2. Bahaa Saleh
      Pages 284-347
    3. Bahaa Saleh
      Pages 348-420
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 421-444

About this book


With the recent great expansion in optics and laser applications, several new areas of research have emerged, among which are: the theory of coherence, photon statistics, speckle phenomenon, statistical optics, atmospheric propa­ gation, optical communications, and light-beating and photon-correlation spectroscopy. A factor common to these overlapping subjects is their basic dependence on the treatment of light as a randomly fluctuating excitation. Moreover, they all necessitate a thorough understanding of the phenomenon of light detection and the additional randomness it introduces. My objective in writing this book is to provide a unified and general presentation of a basic theoretical background central to these areas. This book has a threefold purpose: to present a systematic treatment of the statistical properties of optical fields, to develop methods for deter­ mining the statistics of the photoelectron events that are generated when such fields are intercepted by photodetectors, and to examine methods of estimating unknown field parameters from measurements of the photoelectron events. Emphasis is placed on the photoelectron measurements that yield in­ formation pertinent to spectroscopy and optical communication. Although some books that treat the theory of coherence and the statisti­ cal properties of light are available, the vast body of information central to problems of photoelectron statistics and its applications is scattered in various professional journals and conference proceedings.


Licht Lichtelektrischer Effekt Lichtnachrichtentechnik Punktprozess Schwankungserscheinung Speckle Spektroskopie Statistics Stochastischer Prozess laser optical communication optics spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Photoelectron Statistics
  • Book Subtitle With Applications to Spectroscopy and Optical Communication
  • Authors B. Saleh
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-08295-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-13483-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-37311-7
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 444
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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