|Jan25-13, 05:55 PM||#35|
Exciting a photon
I don't know about you but I'd really hate to see how bad baby electrons misbehave.
|Jan25-13, 06:05 PM||#36|
"Annihilation, Jim. Total, complete, absolute annihilation."(if one is postive, the other is negative).
|Jan25-13, 08:07 PM||#37|
If you have given energy to a photon, is it analogous to giving energy to an electron?
Is it analogous to "exciting" and electron?
Seems an odd way to phrase it (post #1) is that was what was meant - but it certainly could be the case. I suppose it is up to OP to clarify what was intended.
Either way, the question has been answered ;)
You'll notice that I answered a slightly different question to the one asked though.
If we read the question in terms of changing the energy of a photon via some interractions, then there are several ways this may be done. It would be analogous to accelerating an electron.
If we read it in terms of bound-particle quantum states, analogous to "exciting" and electron (or an atom) then this is not so clear cut ... the simple answer would be "no".
There is some issue around whether you can legitimately call the final photon "the same photon" as the initial one ... depending on the details of the situation. The resolution would be up to the model you want to use.
I think, between all the posts, we've covered the possible misunderstandings :)
Remains only to get feedback from the OP :D <waves>
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