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Towards an event-based corpuscular model for optical phenomena

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H. De Raedt

Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)

F. Jin, K. Michielsen

Institute for Advanced Simulation, Research Ctr. Jülich (Germany)

Proc. SPIE 8121, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV, 812103 (September 28, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.887438
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  • The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV
  • Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Andrei Yu. Khrennikov; Al F. Kracklauer
  • San Diego, California, USA | August 21, 2011

abstract

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 Brown-Twiss experiments.

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H. De Raedt ; F. Jin and K. Michielsen
"Towards an event-based corpuscular model for optical phenomena", Proc. SPIE 8121, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV, 812103 (September 28, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.887438; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.887438


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