von Robert E. French
Wave Particle Unity and a Physically Realist Interpretation of Light
Robert E. French
In: Physics Essays, 2009, Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 196-199
This paper sketches a program towards giving a physically realist model of the photon in terms of properties of the electromagnetic field. It is both shown how to rework traditional wave and particle concepts so as to have a unified concept and how parallel
electromagnetic fields can be associated with each charged particle. An account of both light propagation and of interactions with matter is sketched. A suggestion is made as to how the account may be able to explain EPR correlations in the case of polarization entanglement. A possible empirical test is also discussed.
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