Classical and quantum noise in electronic systems

Milburn, GJ and Sun, HB (1998) Classical and quantum noise in electronic systems. Contemporary Physics, 39 1: 67-79. doi:10.1080/001075198182143

Author Milburn, GJ
Sun, HB
Title Classical and quantum noise in electronic systems
Journal name Contemporary Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-7514
Publication date 1998-01-01
Year available 1998
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/001075198182143
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 67
End page 79
Total pages 13
Place of publication LONDON
Language eng
Subject 3100 Physics and Astronomy
Abstract We review the description of noise in electronic circuits in terms of electron transport. The Poisson process is used as a unifying principle. In recent years, much attention has been given to current noise in light-emitting diodes and laser diodes. In these devices, random events associated with electron transport are correlated with photon emission times, thus modifying both the current statistics and the statistics of the emitted light. We give a review of experiments in this area with special emphasis on the ability of such devices to produce subshot-noise currents and light beams. Finally we consider the noise properties of a class of mesoscopic devices based on the quantum tunnelling of an electron into and out of a bound state. We present a simple quantum model of this process which confirms that the current noise in such a device should be subshot-noise.
Keyword Physics, Multidisciplinary
Semiconductor Light Emitters
Poissonian Photon Statistics
Electrical Partition Noise
Point Contacts
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Physical Sciences Publications
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