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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

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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