Experimental Limitations to the Validity of Semiclassical Radiation Theories

  • John F. Clauser
Conference paper

Abstract

Recently there has been speculation that quantization of the electromagnetic field is unnecessary. In support of this viewpoint, a large number of effects — long thought to require such a quantization — have successfully been rederived semiclassically. It has been hoped that in a suitably treated semiclassical theory one could account for all of the present data of atomic physics as well as eliminate the problem of divergences in quantum electrodynamics.

Keywords

Coherence Mandel 

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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Clauser
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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