Description: It has been shown in the context of a solvable model that the microwave instability can be described in terms of ''coherent states'' . Building on this model, we first show that the simplicity of the model arises from the fact that the key integral-differential equation can be reduced to the Karhunen-Loeve equation of the theory of stochastic processes. We present results on the correlation functions of the electric field. In particular, for the second order correlation function, we show that a relation akin to the Hanbury Brown-Twiss correlation holds for the coherent states of the microwave-instability induced radiation. We define an entropy-like quantity and we introduce a Wigner distribution function representation.
Date: March 29, 1999
Creator: MURPHY,J. B. & WANG,J. M.
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