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Microscope and spectroscope results are not limited by Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle!
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Paper Abstract

A reviewing of many published experimental and theoretical papers demonstrate that the resolving powers of microscopes, spectroscopes and telescopes can be enhanced by orders of magnitude better than old classical limits by various advanced techniques including de-convolution of the CW-response function of these instruments. Heisenberg's original analogy of limited resolution of a microscope, to support his mathematical uncertainty relation, is no longer justifiable today. Modern techniques of detecting single isolated atoms through fluorescence also over-ride this generalized uncertainty principle. Various nano-technology techniques are also making atoms observable and location precisely measurable. Even the traditional time-frequency uncertainty relation or bandwidth limit δvδt ≥ 1 can be circumvented while doing spectrometry with short pulses by deriving and de-convolving the pulse-response function of the spectrometer just as we do for CW input.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8121, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV, 81210F (29 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895207
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Narasimha S. Prasad, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (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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