Stable Bose-Einstein correlations

Tamás Csörgo, Sándor Hegyi, William A. Zajc

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The shape of Bose-Einstein (or HBT) correlation functions is determined for the case when particles are emitted from a stable source, obtained after convolutions of large number of elementary random processes. The two-particle correlation function is shown to have a stretched exponential shape, characterized by the Lévy index of stability 0 < α ≤ 2 and the scale parameter R. The normal, Gaussian shape corresponds to a particular case, when α = 2 is selected. The asymmetry parameter of the stable source, β is shown to be proportional to the angle, measured by the normalized three-particle cumulant correlations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S7-S10
Issue numberSUPPL.2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004



  • Bose-Einstein correlations
  • HBT
  • Lévy distributions
  • Multiparticle production in high energy particle and nuclear physics
  • Particle correlations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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Csörgo, T., Hegyi, S., & Zajc, W. A. (2004). Stable Bose-Einstein correlations. Nukleonika, 49(SUPPL.2), S7-S10.