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Can the quantum theory of light contain the classical electromagnetic theory of light?
Author(s): Yongchao Gan
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Paper Abstract

Based on the theoretical derivation and experimental data, the declaration that the quantum theory of light can contain the classical electromagnetic theory of light is oppugned, and two dead-points are put forward. One is the nonconservation of the energy of the electromagnetic field before and after quantization due to a number of zero point energy, and the other is that the real electromagnetic wave, as a matter, will lose its real material nature in theory, or only as a substitute of photons. Finally, a crucial experiment is designed to demonstrate and compare the accuracy of quantum theory and classical electromagnetic theory in the classical condition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7421, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? III, 74210U (10 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825588
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Yongchao Gan, Hubei Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7421:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? III
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Andrei Yu. Khrennikov, Editor(s)

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