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Towards an event-based corpuscular model for optical phenomena
Author(s): H. De Raedt; F. Jin; K. Michielsen
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Paper Abstract

We discuss an event-based corpuscular model of optical phenomena that does not require the knowledge of the solution of a wave equation of the whole system and reproduces the results of Maxwell's theory through a series of cause-and-effect processes, starting with the emission and ending with the detection of a particle. Event-based models of a single-photon detector and of light propagation through an interface of two dielectrics are used as modular building blocks to give a unified, corpuscular description of many optical phenomena. The approach is illustrated by applications to Wheeler's delayed choice, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-Bohm and Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8121, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV, 812103 (29 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887438
Show Author Affiliations
H. De Raedt, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
F. Jin, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Research Ctr. Jülich (Germany)
K. Michielsen, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Research Ctr. Jülich (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8121:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Andrei Yu. Khrennikov; Al F. Kracklauer, Editor(s)

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