Quantum Theory of Photodetection and Coherence Properties of Electrons

  • F. Rocca
Conference paper


We are interested in a completely quantum mechanical description of the photodetection mechanism, in order to determine the exact relations between electron counting statistics and the incident light.


Quantum Theory Coherent State True Statistic Density Operator Correlation Effect 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Rocca
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NiceNiceFrance

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