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Ultrashort Light Pulse And The Concept Of The Photon
Author(s): Wang Guowen
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Paper Abstract

It has been found that, if a dispersion-free primary wave packet being identical with a material particle in the four-dimensional space is introduced, then the Fourier central component of the primary wave packet has a factor which is the de Broglie wave function. Thus it is infered that the electromagnetic wave is related to the Fourier central component of the photon as a primary wave packet. A light pulse like the Schrodinger wave packet is a secondary wave packet which may be even infinitely short in time, even infinitely small in space and may contain even infinitely small average number of photons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1032, 18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (7 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969139
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Wang Guowen, Peking University (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1032:
18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
DaHeng Wang, Editor(s)

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