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Photon wave functions, wave-packet quantization of light, and coherence theory

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The monochromatic Dirac and polychromatic Titulaer-Glauber quantized field theories (QFTs) of electromagnetism are derived from a photonenergy wave function in much the same way that one derives QFT for electrons, i.e., by quantization of a single-particle wave function. The photon wave function and its equation of motion are established from the Einstein energy-momentum-mass relation, assuming a local energy density. This yields a theory of photon wave mechanics (PWM). The proper Lorentz-inv...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1088/1367-2630/9/11/414

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, REF-Physics
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Smith, BJ
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IOP Publishing Publisher's website
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New Journal of Physics Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
11
Pages:
414-414
Publication date:
2007-11-21
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1367-2630
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1367-2630
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uuid:17034736-d9a5-455b-b7d4-07f5078f2542
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158142
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pubs:158142

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