Counting Statistics of Photons Produced by Electronic Shot Noise
Abstract
A theory is presented for the photodetection statistics of radiation produced by current fluctuations in a phasecoherent conductor. Deviations are found from the Poisson statistics that would result from a classical current. For detection in a narrow frequency interval δω, the photocount distribution has the negativebinomial form of blackbody radiation if eδω is less than the mean current Ī in the conductor. When electronic localization sets in, Ī drops below eδω and a different type of superPoissonian photon statistics results.
 Publication:

Physical Review Letters
 Pub Date:
 January 2001
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.700
 arXiv:
 arXiv:condmat/0008413
 Bibcode:
 2001PhRvL..86..700B
 Keywords:

 Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect
 EPrint:
 4 pages including 1 figure