Photon-Counting Statistics of Optical Scintillation

  • E. Jakeman
  • P. N. Pusey
Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 20)

Abstract

In contrast to the weak statistical scatterers and their first-order correlation and average scattered intensity studied in Sect.2.5, this chapter aims at strong scatterers and the fluctuations and higher-order correlations of the scattered radiation as explored by photon-counting techniques. The pertinent inverse detection and scattering problems are discussed with emphasis on a new class of distributions — the K distributions — which were recently found to characterize the fluctuations in scattered intensity for a wide class of experimental situations.

Keywords

Microwave Propa Radar Coherence Autocorrelation 

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