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