Abstract

The exclusive carrier of photonics is photon, which is a kind of microscopic particles so that obeys the generalized Schrodinger equation, namely the motion equation for a photon. A novel state-vector function that satisfies the equation with three quantum conditions has been constructed, which possesses not only the energy and the momentum but also the angular momentum (spin) for a photon. The analyses of the state-vector function indicate that the macroscopic polarization of light is how to relate with microscopic parameters of a photon such as the probability amplitude and the phase.

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1992 (1)

S. J. van Enk and G. Nienhuis, Opt. Commun. 94, 147 (1992).

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. J. van Enk and G. Nienhuis, Opt. Commun. 94, 147 (1992).

Other (6)

E. Hecht, Optics (Addison-Wesley, San Francisco, 2002) pp.328-333.

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge University. Press, Cambridge, 1995) pp.573-576.

R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics (Plenum, New York, 1980) p.120.

L. I. Schiff, Quantum Mechanics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1968) pp.163-164.

S. Gasiorowicz, Quantum Physics (2nd edn.) (John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996) p.49.

W. A. Harrison, Applied Quantum Mechanics (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) pp.9-43.

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