Foundations of Physics

, Volume 22, Issue 12, pp 1435–1447 | Cite as

Wave-particle duality of single-photon states

  • Partha Ghose
  • Dipankar Home
Part III. Invited Papers Dedicated To Louis De Broglie


We review the present status of wave-particle duality of single-photon states in the context of some recent experiments. In particular, Bohr's complementarity principle is critically reexamined. It is explained in detail how this principle is confronted in these experiments and how a contradiction with the notion of “mutual exclusiveness” of classical wave and particle pictures emerges.


Present Status Recent Experiment Classical Wave Complementarity Principle Mutual Exclusiveness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Partha Ghose
    • 1
  • Dipankar Home
    • 2
  1. 1.S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic SciencesCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBose InstituteCalcuttaIndia

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