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Thermal background noise limitationsModern detection systems are increasingly limited in sensitivity by the background thermal photons which enter the receiving system. Expressions for the fluctuations of detected thermal radiation are derived. Incoherent and heterodyne detection processes are considered. References to the subject of photon detection statistics are given.
Document ID
19830006059
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Gulkis, S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
November 15, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: The Telecommun. and Data Acquisition Progr. J.
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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