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Counting Statistics of Photons Produced by Electronic Shot Noise.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2001
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review letters
Issue number4
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)700-703
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A theory is presented for the photodetection statistics of radiation produced by current fluctuations in a phase-coherent conductor. Deviations are found from the Poisson statistics that would result from a classical current. For detection in a narrow frequency interval δÏ�, the photocount distribution has the negative-binomial form of blackbody radiation if eδÏ� is less than the mean current IÌ in the conductor. When electronic localization sets in, IÌ drops below eδÏ� and a different type of super-Poissonian photon statistics results.

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Copyright 2001 American Physical Society.