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Are electrons oscillating photons, oscillating “vacuum," or something else? The 2015 panel discussion
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Paper Abstract

Platform: What physical attributes separate EM waves, of the enormous band of radio to visible to x-ray, from the high energy narrow band of gamma-ray? From radio to visible to x-ray, telescopes are designed based upon the optical imaging theory; which is an extension of the Huygens-Fresnel diffraction integral. Do we understand the physical properties of gamma rays that defy us to manipulate them similarly? One demonstrated unique property of gamma rays is that they can be converted to elementary particles (electron and positron pair); or a particle-antiparticle pair can be converted into gamma rays. Thus, EM waves and elementary particles, being inter-convertible; we cannot expect to understand the deeper nature of light without succeeding to find structural inter-relationship between photons and particles. This topic is directly relevant to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of light; which will, in turn, help our engineers to invent better optical instruments.

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Date Published: 10 September 2015
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 9570, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI, 95701I (10 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205311
Show Author Affiliations
Charles G. Akins, AE Research (United States)
Richard Gauthier, Santa Rosa Junior College (United States)
A. F. Kracklauer, Consultant (Germany)
John A. Macken, Macken Instruments Inc. (United States)
Andrew Meulenberg, Science for Humanity Trust, Inc. (United States)
Chary Rangacharyulu, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Femto Macro Continuum (United States)
Martin B. van der Mark, Philips Research Europe (Netherlands)
John G. Williamson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9570:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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