1 electron = 1 photon?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
olliess
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Re: Integer vs Floating Point
In reply to Jack Hogan, Apr 12, 2013

Jack Hogan wrote:

looper1234 wrote:

also, electron on electron shells are expressed in percentage of existence, we can never be sure as to say an event took place, we can only express it as a percentage, such is the natural of things at the quantum level.

Good point, looper1234, it's a stochastic process, right?  So does it really make sense to talk about photons as integers?  Shouldn't we really be perfectly happy with floating point, as in 8.62 photons producing 5.85 electrons, then converted to 1.26 ADUs?

There might a certain chance of an additional photon reaching the sensor or not... but when you go to measure it, either it was there or it wasn't.

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