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A complete description and applications for a photon
Author(s): Z. X. Yao; J. W. Zhong; B. L. Pan
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Paper Abstract

On the basis of comparing Maxwell equation for a light wave to Schroedinger equation for a photon, we conclude that the former solution that must be a real function is the real part of the latter solution that must be a complex function. Using the state-vector function that is the general solution of Schroedinger equation for a photon, we solve some true but strange optical problems including the simple demonstration of Malus's Law and the orthogonal decomposition of a natural light.

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Date Published: 31 August 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6664, The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?, 66640T (31 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732251
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Z. X. Yao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
J. W. Zhong, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
B. L. Pan, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6664:
The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Katherine Creath, Editor(s)

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