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Principle of non-interaction of waves

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Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri

University of Connecticut, Physics Department, 54 Ahern Lane; U-5192, Storrs, Connecticut 06269

J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 043512 (July 2, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3467504
History: Received May 6, 2010; Revised June 17, 2010; Accepted June 24, 2010; July 2, 2010; Online July 02, 2010
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Abstract

Non-interaction of waves (NIW) in the linear domain is an unappreciated but general principle of nature. Explicit recognition of this NIW-principle will add renewed momentum to the progress of fundamental physics and related technologies like spectrometry, coherence, polarizations, laser mode-locking, etc. This principle helps us appreciate that the mathematical correctness of a theorem and its capability to predict certain groups of measured data, do not necessarily imply that the theorem is always capable of mapping real interaction processes in nature. The time-frequency Fourier theorem (TF-FT) is an example since superposed light beams, by themselves, cannot reorganize or sum their energies. Quantum Mechanics (QM) correctly discovered that photons (light beams) are non-interacting bosons. Yet, to accommodate (i) the classical belief that light beams interfere (interact) by themselves, and (ii) Einstein's heuristic hypothesis that discrete packets of energy emitted by molecules travel as indivisible quanta (contradicting spontaneous diffractive spreading), QM has been forced to hypothesize that a photon interferes only with itself. In reality, it is the quantized detecting material media that make the superposition effects become manifest as their physical transformations, from bound electrons to released photoelectrons, after absorbing energy from all the beams due to induced simultaneous stimulations by the beams.

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Citation

Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri
"Principle of non-interaction of waves", J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 043512 (July 2, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3467504


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