Towards an event-based corpuscular model for optical phenomena
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
This paper was published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8121