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A semi transparent mirror, followed by direct detection of the intensity of one output beam. We allow a time delay, τ to be imposed on one of the beams before the beamsplitter. We can describe the input fields to the beamsplitter by their complex amplitudes α1 (t) and α2 (t + τ ). We assume the beams are in single, identical spatial modes which are completely detected, thus we can ignore the spatial dependence of the amplitudes. For our purposes here we√can assume that the action of the beamsplitter is simply to produce the output αout (t) = (1/ 2)(α1 (t) + α2 (t + τ )), an equal, linear superposition of the inputs.
The measurement of the statistical properties of light can be carried out in two alternative ways. Either through a measurement of the fluctuations themselves in the form of temporal noise traces or noise spectra. Or, alternatively, through the measurement of coherence or correlation functions. While requiring entirely different equipment, the two concepts are related and in this chapter predictions for both types of measurement will be derived. The emphasis here is on the results and the underlying assumptions and not on the details of the derivation.
9(b). The vector describes a convoluted path, it moves from one point to another seemingly at random. The density of points can be interpreted as a probability of finding a certain amplitude. The points are scattered around the origin. While the amplitudes would average out, the most probable intensity is not zero. The full time development of the magnitude of the total amplitude |α(t)|, the total phase φ(t) and the scaled intensity I(t) = I0 α∗ α are all shown in Figs. 9(e). The magnitude |α(t)| and the intensity I(t) show dramatic fluctuations, occasionally dropping close to zero.
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