I am starting to become confused when reading about quantum mechanics and its treatment of photons. I heard somewhere (I can't recall where) that the characteristic intensity of a photon beam was give by I = E/[itex]\omega[/itex], where [itex]\omega[/itex] is the angular frequency of the beam. However, I can't seem to reconcile this with the fact that, since the energy of a photon is given in quantum mechanics as E = [itex]\hbar[/itex][itex]\omega[/itex], that the intensity I would simply reduce to [itex]\hbar[/itex] in every single case.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This doesn't seem correct at all, as the entire study of squeezed coherent states of light is apparently based upon studies of light beams with high differences between phase angle uncertainty and intensity uncertainty....

What am I interpreting incorrectly?

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# Interpretation of Light Beam Intensity in QM

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