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shot noise
The noise caused by random fluctuations in the motion of charge carriers in a conductor. Note: There is often a minor inconsistency in referring to shot noise in an optical system: many authors refer to shot noise loosely when speaking of the mean square shot noise current (amperes2) rather than noise power (watts).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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