Foundations of Physics

, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp 865–873

Photon wave-particle duality and virtual electromagnetic waves


DOI: 10.1007/BF02550345

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Meis, C. Found Phys (1997) 27: 865. doi:10.1007/BF02550345


The question of the relation between the amplitude of the photon vector potential and its angular frequency is analyzed. The analogy between the relativistic quantum mechanical equations for a massles particle and those governing the photon vector potential appears clearly. Finally, the virtual electromagnetic waves associated with the photon and predicted by de Broglie, Bohr, and other appear naturally as a result of the photon vector potential quantification.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Meis
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  1. 1.Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Saclay-CEA, Laboratoire de Modélisations Quantiques et de Dynamique MoléculaireDPE-SPEA-SEPCGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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