"JOURNAL OF RADIO ELECTRONICS"  N 10, 2011

contents             full texthtml,   pdf   

ESTIMATION OF THE MEAN SQUARE LIGHT INTENSITY  FROM PHOTOELECTRON STATISTICS


E. S. Sarkisyan
 

Kotelínikov Institute of Radio-Engineering and Electronics of RAS,

Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of NAS of Armenia

Received September 21, 2011, after corrections - October 18, 2011

 

Abstract. Consequence of two methods of processing a photomultiplier output is considered, related to the variance of the estimates obtained. Detection of a radiation producing in the average less than one photoelectron per radiation intensity correlation time is presumed. Distinction between the variance of the respective estimates proves to become greater as pulsations of the light intensity grow.

Keywords:† detection of weak light, light intensity statistics.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††