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Introduction

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

Abstract

Random fluctuations in physical quantities have always attracted the interest of scientists and engineers. Physicists are usually interested in fluctuations inasmuch as they carry information on the dynamics of the physical phenomena under observation. Engineers, on the other hand, usually treat random fluctuations as undesirable, but unavoidable, effects that limit the reliability of their systems and therefore must be understood.

Keywords

Point Process Random Fluctuation Photon Statistic Heterodyne Detection Laser Communication 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahaa Saleh
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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