Photon splitting cascades and a new statistics
Abstract
Photon splitting cascades in a magnetic field are considered. It is shown, in the stochastic limit approximation, that photons in cascades might form entangled states (``triphons'') and that they obey not Bose but a new type of statistics, the so called infinite or quantum Boltzmann statistics. These states belong to an interacting Fock space which is a generalization of the ordinary Fock space. The new photon statistics in principle can be detected in future astrophysical experiments such as the planned Integral mission and also in nonlinear quantum optics.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 August 1997
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.hepph/9708289
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9708289
 Bibcode:
 1997hep.ph....8289A
 Keywords:

 Astrophysics;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 8 pages, 2 figures, Latex