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Photon: quantum representation versus field representation seen from a new stand point
Author(s): E. H. Berloffa
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Recently anew interpreted old experiments as well as the ongoing debate, "What is the nature of light?" force one to illuminate the photon's character from another side. In particular, the question is discussed: Can the quantum properties of a single photons be transferable to a manifold of correlated ones of them (laser)? A sketch is given how helically polarized laser radiation focused onto a metal alloy target, such that moiré fringes appear, generate tremendous locally inductances (B-field) underneath "hot spots." This is possible due to the fact that the group velocity of light underneath the laser interaction zone tends to approach zero but not reaching it. An imbalance in absorption of E-and B-field of the degenerated electromagnetic wave is responsible of it, however, as B→ ∞ underneath a "hot spot" the energy density ρ→0. Experiments revealed the B-field can grow so strong that trapped nuclei may be dismantled (Nuclear Cluster Jet). The origin of the observed phenomena are caused by light, but the quantum nature of photons can not made responsible for it, it is mere a feature of special optical fields in association with target conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7421, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? III, 74210N (10 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829144
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E. H. Berloffa, Leopold-Franzens-Univ. Innsbruck - retired (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7421:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? III
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Andrei Yu. Khrennikov, Editor(s)

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