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Nature of EM waves as observed and reported by detectors for radio, visible, and gamma frequencies
Author(s): Michael Ambroselli; Peter Poulos; Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri
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Paper Abstract

Characteristic transformations measured by detectors indicate what conclusions we can draw about the signal we study. This paper will review the models behind the interaction processes experienced by detectors sensing radio, visible and gamma-ray signals and analyze why the conclusions about the nature of EM-waves should necessarily appear to be different and contradictory. The physical interaction processes between the EM-waves and the material in the different detectors - the LCR circuit, photo and gamma detectors - differ considerably. So drawing a definitive conclusion regarding the nature of EM-waves is fraught with pitfalls. We discuss how to bring conceptual continuity among these different interpretations of the interaction processes by imposing some logical congruence upon them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8121, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV, 812117 (28 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894021
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Michael Ambroselli, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Peter Poulos, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


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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