Light: Particle & Wave

Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2018     |     PP. 66-80      |     PDF (582 K)    |     Pub. Date: August 2, 2018
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Author(s)

Eduardo Flores, Physics & Astronomy Department, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028.
Jeffrey Scaturro, Physics Department, Boston University, Boston, MA 00000.

Abstract
Light displays particle and wave properties within the bounds of the inequality, K^2+V^2≤1, where K represents particle information and V represents corresponding wave information. Using two laser beams that cross and then diverge from each other we explore the inequality. Results, based on semiclassical analysis, are in conflict with the inequality. However, analysis based on quantum electrodynamics resolves the conflict and uncovers a region where particle and wave aspects of light develop independently. Independent development of wave and particle aspects implies that they represent separate realities.

Keywords
Double-slit experiment; Conservation laws; Particle-Wave duality

Cite this paper
Eduardo Flores, Jeffrey Scaturro, Light: Particle & Wave , SCIREA Journal of Physics. Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2018 | PP. 66-80.

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