Advances in Chemical Physics, Modern Nonlinear Optics by Myron W Evans

By Myron W Evans

The hot variation will give you the sole accomplished source to be had for non-linear optics, together with unique descriptions of the advances over the past decade from world-renowned experts.

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173) is expected to be replaced by an average value resulting from a spectrum of broader linewidth. VIII. FEATURES OF PRESENT INDIVIDUAL PHOTON MODEL The present axisymmetric model of the individual photon becomes associated with a number of important questions discussed in the current literature. A. The Nonzero Rest Mass The question of the possible existence of a nonzero photon rest mass was raised by Einstein [42], Bass and Schro¨ dinger [43], de Broglie and Vigier [44], and further by Evans and Vigier [5], among others.

The Vigier mass of the photon being associated with the de Broglie wavelength lB is m0 ¼ h lB c ð177Þ where lB ¼ 1026 m is put equal to the radius of the universe [48,60].  Possibly a deeper understanding of the details in certain interference phenomena, such as the Goos–Ha¨ nchen effect and the Sagnac effect mentioned in Section II, list items 4 and 6 could provide estimates of the photon rest mass. As shown by de Broglie and Vigier [44] and Vigier [61], these effects can have explanations in terms of such a mass.

This point of view has also been expressed by Pope [65] in stating that instantaneous ‘‘action at a distance’’ and the finite speed of light are generally considered as antithetical, but it is well known that in relativistic physics light has both finite and infinite speed. Thus c is not a velocity but is a spacetime constant having the dimensions of velocity. In this connection Argyris and Ciubotariu [66] point out that the unquantized longitudinal–scalar part of the field yields the Coulomb potential, and that transverse photons transport energy whereas longitudinal (virtual) photons do not carry energy away.

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