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Full Rundown of Light as a Quantum

  1. Mar 24, 2013 #1
    If I could get anything and everything you guys know about light being quantum or the behavior of light with time. I need everything, doing a huge paper and I need some useful information. Google just turns up trolls.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2013 #2

    strangerep

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    It might help if you give us some information about your background and level of physics education.

    (I could mention the "bible" of quantum optics by Mandel & Wolf:
    https://www.amazon.com/Optical-Coherence-Quantum-Optics-Leonard/dp/0521417112
    but that's a graduate-level text.)
     
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  4. Mar 24, 2013 #3
    Photons are elementary excitations of quantized modes of the electromagnetic field. If that didn't mean anything to you, you need to start with any modern physics book meant for the college introductory physics sequence.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2013 #4

    Vanadium 50

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    You're going to have to do better than "please summarize a book or two for me".
     
  6. Mar 24, 2013 #5

    fluidistic

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    He's an 8th grader according to himself.
     
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