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Counting photons tells us a lot about
the light source.
Random (incoherent) light sources,
such as stars and light bulbs, emit
photons with random arrival times
and a BoseEinstein distribution.
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Unformatted text preview: Laser (coherent) light sources, on the other hand, have a more uniform (but still random) distribution: Poisson. BoseEinstein Poisson...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PHYS 2163 taught by Professor Briscoe during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
 Fall '10
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 Physics, Photon, Light

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