Foundations of Physics

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 29–60 | Cite as

The Bohm approach to cavity quantum scalar field dynamics. Part II: The interaction of the field with matter

  • M. M. Lam
  • C. Dewdney


The deterministic process of the detection of a single quantum of energy in Bohm's approach to quantum field theory is illustrated using the Jaynes-Cummings model with a scalar field. The nonlocality of differing quantum states of the scalar field is also explored, and this description is compared with the causal picture of an unquantized field acting on the detector.


Field Theory Quantum Field Theory Quantum State Scalar Field Single Quantum 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Lam
    • 1
  • C. Dewdney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK

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