Abstract

We introduce an analytical model of the influence of paralyzable dead time on registered photon-correlation functions. Distortions of correlation functions in the case of the Poisson point process, the doubly stochastic Poisson point process, and the pairwise point process are calculated. The model permits the analysis of detection systems with constant and random dead times. The results of the analytical model are tested by computer simulation.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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