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Abstract:

If a laser shoots photons at a pinhole with a screen behind it, we get a circular non-interference pattern on the screen.

Is this distribution Guassian, and if not, what would its wave function be?

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Assume a double-slit like experiment, but instead of double slits we have a single pinhole. If you draw a straight line from the laser to the pinhole to the screen, you get a point, which will be the origin x = 0 on the screen.

If we fire a large number of photons at the pinhole, we will get a (non-interference) pattern on the screen. My guts tell me it is a Gaussian distribution, with mean at x = 0.

If this is incorrect can you please give me the one dimensional (in space, or two dimensional) wave function for the particle?

If it is a Gaussian distribution, should not the screen be circular or spherical with center at the pinhole?

[This post has been edited by a mentor to remove some off-topic speculation]

Zekise

If a laser shoots photons at a pinhole with a screen behind it, we get a circular non-interference pattern on the screen.

Is this distribution Guassian, and if not, what would its wave function be?

=====================

Assume a double-slit like experiment, but instead of double slits we have a single pinhole. If you draw a straight line from the laser to the pinhole to the screen, you get a point, which will be the origin x = 0 on the screen.

If we fire a large number of photons at the pinhole, we will get a (non-interference) pattern on the screen. My guts tell me it is a Gaussian distribution, with mean at x = 0.

If this is incorrect can you please give me the one dimensional (in space, or two dimensional) wave function for the particle?

If it is a Gaussian distribution, should not the screen be circular or spherical with center at the pinhole?

[This post has been edited by a mentor to remove some off-topic speculation]

Zekise

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