Estimation of optical field mean intensities from photocount correlations.

@article{Davidson1974EstimationOO,
  title={Estimation of optical field mean intensities from photocount correlations.},
  author={F. Davidson and Ramesh S. Iyer},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1974},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={2171-6}
}
An extremely simple procedure is given for estimating the mean intensity of each component of a twocomponent optical field from measurements of the number of photocounts recorded over counting intervals of T sec duration spaced tau sec apart. The only a priori knowledge required about each component is the functional form of the first- and second-order coherence functions and an order of magnitude estimate of their coherence times. 

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