The Modeling of the Young's Interference Experiment in terms of Single-photon wave function in the coordinate representation
Alexandr Davydov, Tatiana Zlydneva
Available Online December 2017.
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- Schr"dinger equation, Maxwell's equations, wave packet, probability density, bivector, detector, extreme maximon, friedmon, planckeon, Planck's parameters, wave-particle duality.
- The main principles of photon quantum mechanics describing its one-particle states with the help of the wave function in coordinate representations are given. This wave function (packet) is the superposition of the basic bivectors that are generalized eigenfunctions of energy, momentum, and helicity operators. The quantum-mechanical approach is offered for an explanation of the interference Young's experiment. This explanation is especially important for new interpretation of the non-laser method of obtaining the interference by the amplitude division, as in this case it is traditionally assumed that the radiation of one light train of a single atom interferes with itself. In our explanation, not both "halves" of some real train ("scrap") of the electromagnetic wave interfere with each other, but the both terms of the photon's wave function do this. Nevertheless, the wave function is not directly measured by experience, and therefore it does not exist as a physical object. The attraction of the wave function to the explanation of single-photon interference obtained "by the division of the wave front" is obviously also necessary. Therefore, the situation for the photons emitted by individual atoms (and also, obviously, by laser), is absolutely similar to the situation with the particles having mass, whose distribution in space is described by wave function in coordinate representation. It is pointed out that in fact the photon is not some "formed" quantum particle, but it is a quasi-particle arising when a certain spin wave propagates in a physical vacuum at Planck distances.
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TY - CONF AU - Alexandr Davydov AU - Tatiana Zlydneva PY - 2017/12 DA - 2017/12 TI - The Modeling of the Young's Interference Experiment in terms of Single-photon wave function in the coordinate representation BT - Proceedings of the IV International research conference "Information technologies in Science, Management, Social sphere and Medicine" (ITSMSSM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 257 EP - 265 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itsmssm-17.2017.54 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/itsmssm-17.2017.54 ID - Davydov2017/12 ER -