Abstract

We report a series of optical experiments that verify the theoretical photocounting distributions obtained by Diament and Teich for triangularly and sinusoidally modulated laser radiation. Another series of experiments validates the (nonparalyzable) dead-time-modified versions of these formulas obtained by Cantor and Teich. A new expression is obtained for the counting distribution in the presence of modulation and paralyzable dead time. The results have application in photon counting, nuclear counting, and neural counting.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

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