The symmetrization postulate asserts that the state of particular species of particles can only be of one permutation symmetry type: symmetric for bosons and antisymmetric for fermions. We report some experimental results showing that pairs of photons indistinguishable by all degrees of freedom can exhibit not only a bosonic behavior, as expected for photons, but also a surprisingly sharp fermionic behavior under speci c conditions.
The proposed paper calls attention towards the unobserved mathematical and conceptual inadequacies persisting in the wave-particle duality and matter wave’s concepts, given by Louis de Broglie. Matter wave’s frequency and phase velocity expressions, shown to be inappropriate, are the consequences of these inadequate concepts. The rectifications in these concepts are presented through the corrected implementation of analogy between light waves and matter waves and thus modified frequency and phase velocity expressions are introduced. The proposed expressions are free from all the inadequacies and negations, contrary to that confronted by de Broglie’s proposed expressions. Mathematical proofs for the proposed modified frequency and phase velocity expression are also presented. A novel General Quantum Mechanical Wave Equation is proposed involving the modified phase velocity expression, which itself can precisely derive out Schrodinger’s and Dirac’s Equation.
Arguments in physics regarding light are often based on either mechanistic concepts, or on a "which way" discussion
where the question of "indistinguishability" is crucial. The last kind of arguing is based on the concept of an indivisible,
point-like photon, a concept stemming historically from the most common explanation of the photoelectric effect.
There seems, however, to be an important lack of consistency between arguing based on indivisible particle-like photons
and the actual quantum formalism for calculating detailed outcomes from various experiments. Crucial parts of the actual
calculations of diffraction and interference phenomena seem in fact to be very similar in the classical and the quantum
descriptions, and are based either on classic electromagnetic fields, or on quantum fields. It is the interpretations that
It would be interesting to downgrade the concept of an indivisible particle-like photon and upgrade the importance of the
quantum field description we really use in the detailed calculations. It is our impression that we by that could avoid quite
a few weird conclusions we live with today. A few examples are given.
Conference Committee Involvement (2)
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI
10 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V
26 August 2013 | San Diego, California, United States