Dead-time effects in photon counting statistics

Srinivasan, S. K. (1978) Dead-time effects in photon counting statistics Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 11 (11). pp. 2333-2340. ISSN 0305-4470

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The paper deals with the modifications in photocount distributions due to dead-time following every registered count. In order to study the effects due to dead-time, the distribution of the interval between successive photocounts is studied. For the case of a constant dead-time, the mean count rate is derived using the dead-time neglected two-fold counting generating function. The result is also generalised to cover the case when the dead-time has a distribution with the different dead-times independently and identically distributed. In view of the complexity of the problem, a lower bound is obtained for the mean square number of photocounts in an arbitrary interval.

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