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What can we learn by differentiating between the physical processes behind interference and diffraction phenomena?
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Paper Abstract

This paper extends and generalizes the principle of Non-Interference of Light (NIL) to diffracted secondary wavelets. In a previous series of papers we have demonstrated the NIL principle for well defined superposed light beams, which experience negligible diffracted spreading within the interferometers being used. NIL is consistent with quantum physics where emitted photons from material dipoles are considered non-interacting Bosons. Our NIL principle describes the formation of fringes (energy re-distribution) as patterned energy absorptions or scattering by "local" material dipoles proportional to the square modulus of the sum of all the superposed stimulating fields experienced by the dipoles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7421, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? III, 74210B (10 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828572
Show Author Affiliations
Qing Peng, California State Univ., Northridge (United States)
A. Michael Barootkoob, Consultant (United States)
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)

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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