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31 August 2007 A complete description and applications for a photon
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On the basis of comparing Maxwell equation for a light wave to Schroedinger equation for a photon, we conclude that the former solution that must be a real function is the real part of the latter solution that must be a complex function. Using the state-vector function that is the general solution of Schroedinger equation for a photon, we solve some true but strange optical problems including the simple demonstration of Malus's Law and the orthogonal decomposition of a natural light.
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Z. X. Yao, J. W. Zhong, and B. L. Pan "A complete description and applications for a photon", Proc. SPIE 6664, The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?, 66640T (31 August 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.732251
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