28 September 2011 Nature of EM waves as observed and reported by detectors for radio, visible, and gamma frequencies
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Characteristic transformations measured by detectors indicate what conclusions we can draw about the signal we study. This paper will review the models behind the interaction processes experienced by detectors sensing radio, visible and gamma-ray signals and analyze why the conclusions about the nature of EM-waves should necessarily appear to be different and contradictory. The physical interaction processes between the EM-waves and the material in the different detectors - the LCR circuit, photo and gamma detectors - differ considerably. So drawing a definitive conclusion regarding the nature of EM-waves is fraught with pitfalls. We discuss how to bring conceptual continuity among these different interpretations of the interaction processes by imposing some logical congruence upon them.
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Michael Ambroselli, Peter Poulos, Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, "Nature of EM waves as observed and reported by detectors for radio, visible, and gamma frequencies", Proc. SPIE 8121, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV, 812117 (28 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894021; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.894021
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