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What is the information in a photon?
Author(s): Subhash Kak
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers the amount of information in a photon. It is argued that a photon in a pure state also carries information, which is contrary to established opinion based on von Neumann entropy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6664, The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?, 666403 (31 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734680
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Subhash Kak, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6664:
The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Katherine Creath, Editor(s)

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