San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
25 - 29 August 2013
Conference 8832
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V
Monday - Thursday 26 - 29 August 2013
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Abstract Due:
11 February 2013

Author Notification:
22 April 2013

Manuscript Due Date:
31 July 2013

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Sunday 25 August Show All Abstracts
Symposium-wide Plenary Session
Sunday 25 August 2013
6:00 PM - 7:25 PM

6:00 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Directed energy planetary defense (Invited Paper)
Paper 8876-101
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Are we alone? Stories from the frontline of Kepler's search for Earth's twin (Presentation Video) (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 8864-102
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Monday 26 August Show All Abstracts
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Monday 26 August 2013
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut (United States) and Femto Macro Continuum (United States)
Session 1:
Experiments and Optical Technologies
Monday 26 August 2013
8:50 AM - 10:10 AM
A method of comparing the speed of starlight and the speed of light from a terrestrial source
Paper 8832-2
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A quantum oblivious transfer protocol
Paper 8832-3
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A high-speed GaAs-based electro-optic modulator for polarization, intensity, and phase modulation
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Numerical examination of acousto-optic Bragg interactions for profiled lightwaves using a transfer function formalism
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Session 2:
Interaction/Non-interaction of Waves
Monday 26 August 2013
10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Mechanism of photonic interaction
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A mechanism of wave interaction during interference
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Does the coherent lidar system corroborate non-interaction of waves (NIW)?
Paper 8832-8
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Understanding beam alignment in a coherent lidar system
Paper 8832-9
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Session 3:
Photon and Photon Models I
Monday 26 August 2013
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Hidden variables: basically unfolded
Paper 8832-11
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Phat photons and phat lasers
Paper 8832-12
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Photon statistics: math versus mysticism
Paper 8832-13
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The photon: issues of integrity (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-10
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Session 4:
Photon and Photon Models II
Monday 26 August 2013
3:40 PM - 5:10 PM
New experiments and questions to shed light on the nature of a photon
Paper 8832-14
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Single-photon detection, truth, and misinterpretation
Paper 8832-15
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The nature of the photon in the viewpoint of a generalized particle model (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-16
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Consequences of partitioning the photon into its electrical and magnetic vectors upon absorption by an electron
Paper 8832-17
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Posters-Monday
Monday 26 August 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Conference attendees are invited to attend the poster session on Monday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines at http://spie.org/x30293.xml.
Unification of fundamental interactions of nature
Paper 8832-61
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A new approach to the concept of double-slit experiment by consideration of each slit as a very short waveguide
Paper 8832-62
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Tuesday 27 August Show All Abstracts
Session 5:
Photon and Photon Models III
Tuesday 27 August 2013
8:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Chemical and physical action of solar radiation according to the Gibbs method
Paper 8832-19
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The two body photon
Paper 8832-20
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Further investigation of an integrated picture of photon diffraction described by virtual particle momentum exchange
Paper 8832-21
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The photonic soliton
Paper 8832-22
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The photon concept revisited: role of cooperative virtual processes in light harvesting
Paper 8832-23
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The problematic photon (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-24
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Session 6:
Relativity, Space, and Properties
Tuesday 27 August 2013
10:40 AM - 2:20 PM
Subtlety in relativity (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-25
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Spacetime-based model of EM radiation
Paper 8832-26
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Can highly-relativistic particles explain part of the dark Universe?
Paper 8832-27
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The influence of gravitation on electromagnetism (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-63
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The electrostatic to gravitational force ratio within the Electro-Gravi-Magnetic (EGM) construct (Invited Paper)
(Canceled)
Paper 8832-28
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Resonant energy absorption and the CTF hypothesis
Paper 8832-29
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Session 7:
Foundational Thinking
Tuesday 27 August 2013
2:20 PM - 5:40 PM
Epistemological considerations on the foundations of physics (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-30
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Emergent mechanics, quantum and un-quantum
Paper 8832-31
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Global sustainability and advances in quantum physics
(Canceled)
Paper 8832-32
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Quantum indeterminism: a direct consequence of Fourier ontology (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-33
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How would photons describe natural phenomena based upon their physical experiences?
Paper 8832-34
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The Mandelbrot set and the fractal nature of light, the Universe, and everything
Paper 8832-35
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Dark side of quantum mechanics: categorification, reinterpretation, and all that in the sheaf framework
Paper 8832-36
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The Nature of Light: What are Photons? Technical Event
Tuesday 27 August 2013
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us for a special technical event featuring Prof. Carver Mead, California Institute of Technology (USA). Carver Mead and Lynn Conway co-authored in 1980 the landmark book, Introduction to VLSI Systems, which revolutionized the manufacturing process on how to make computer chips with ever increasing and ever denser transistors eventually giving birth to the famous “Moore’s law”, circuit density doubling every two years. Many of his students became the founders of many more computer related companies. This is why he is also known as the “Chip-Daddy” in the world of computer chip design. Carver, the founder of several computer related companies himself, is also a pioneering physicist who underscores the importance of conceptual visualization of the micro universe. Prof. Mead will present his recent views on the nature of light, and how they can be extended seamlessly to a unified view of the observable universe.

Prof. Mead's one-hour talk will begin at 8:00 PM. Discussions and networking with snacks will follow.
Wednesday 28 August Show All Abstracts
Session 8:
Foundation: QM and Physics I
Wednesday 28 August 2013
8:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Quantum theory as the most robust description of reproducible experiments: application to a rigid linear rotator (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-37
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The Schrödinger description of a single photon
Paper 8832-38
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The finite thermodynamic topology of photons
Paper 8832-39
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Quantum geometro-dynamics of photons, fermions and motive energy
Paper 8832-40
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Revising your world-view of the fundamental constants
Paper 8832-41
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A tower of hidden scales: non-Gaussian patterns in quantum mechanics
Paper 8832-42
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Session 9:
Foundation: QM and Physics II
Wednesday 28 August 2013
10:40 AM - 12:10 PM
What is a particle? A lesson from the photon (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-43
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The physical origins of the uncertainty theorem
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On the possibility of laser-assisted production and detection of low-energy neutrino beams
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Inadequacies in De Broglie's Theory: rectifications, verifications, and applications
Paper 8832-46
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Session 10:
Foundation: QM and Physics III
Wednesday 28 August 2013
1:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Higgs Boson: God particle or Divine comedy? (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-47
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Geometrical and quantum mechanical aspects in observers' mathematics
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Can one distinguish between Doppler shifts due to source-only and detector-only velocities?
Paper 8832-49
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On reconciling quantum mechanics and local realism
Paper 8832-50
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Session 11:
EPR, Bell, Duality, and Entanglement I
Wednesday 28 August 2013
3:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Wave-particle dualism unraveled by Young's double slit experiment (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-51
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This entirely new situation as regards the description of physical phenomena: The EPR experiment and quantum probability (Invited Paper)
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Paper 8832-52
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Entangled photons and antibunching phenomena revisited on the basis of various models for light
Paper 8832-53
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Can violations of Bell's inequalities be considered as a final proof of quantum physics?
Paper 8832-54
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Observation of bosonic coalescence and fermionic anti-coalescence with indistinguishable photons
Paper 8832-55
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Thursday 29 August Show All Abstracts
Session 12:
EPR, Bell, Duality, and Entanglement II
Thursday 29 August 2013
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Nonclassical effects in two-photon interference experiments: an event-by-event simulation
Paper 8832-57
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Event-by-event simulation of experiments to create entanglement and violate Bell inequalities
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Data analysis of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-Bohm laboratory experiments
Paper 8832-59
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A rational explanation of wave-particle duality of light (Invited Paper)
Paper 8832-60
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Workshop and Discussion on The Nature of Light: What are Photons?
Thursday 29 August 2013
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This workshop is designed to prepare ourselves for the next, the sixth bi-annual conference, to be held during August, 2015. The initial talk(s) are designed to provoke the audience into an open debate that would generate “a variety of food for thoughts” and triggers ideas for many future scientific papers to be presented in this conference series. The workshop will be opened by C. Roychoudhuri.

Theme
Humans have succeeded in advancing the Global Culture to usher in the Knowledge Age within the last half-century. Innovative engineers have achieved this by developing communication technologies that are based upon generating, manipulating/coding, propagating, and then detecting/de-coding signals out of a stream of photons and/or electrons. They never need to solve the Schrodinger’s equation, or the Heisenberg’s matrix, or ponder on how to manage the wave-particle duality of the photons and the electrons, or even how to manage their non-causal behavior, supposed to be built into the successful QM formalism. Further, no Physicist can claim to fully understand the structure of either the photon or the electron! Nano- and bio-technologies have already advanced to the point that humans can begin dreaming of eradicating specific diseases and prolonging life span. This increasing rate of technological evolution and consequent progress has been steadily accelerating for millennia without any serious disruptions; while the physics-thinking has been requiring multiple revolutionary disruptions! What is the root cause behind this dichotomy of the innovative engineering-thinking and the physics-thinking?
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