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  • Vol. 3, Iss. S1 — Aug. 28, 2005
  • pp: S134–S135

Photon state-vector function

Zhixin Yao, Jianwei Zhong, Bailiang Pan, and Gang Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue S1, pp. S134-S135 (2005)


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Abstract

The exclusive carrier of photonics is photon, which is a kind of microscopic particles so that obeys the generalized Schrodinger equation, namely the motion equation for a photon. A novel state-vector function that satisfies the equation with three quantum conditions has been constructed, which possesses not only the energy and the momentum but also the angular momentum (spin) for a photon. The analyses of the state-vector function indicate that the macroscopic polarization of light is how to relate with microscopic parameters of a photon such as the probability amplitude and the phase.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

Citation
Zhixin Yao, Jianwei Zhong, Bailiang Pan, and Gang Chen, "Photon state-vector function," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, S134-S135 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-3-S1-S134


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