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Phantastic Photons

  1. Sep 18, 2007 #1
    Are photons released from a lightsource at a particular rate? Im pondering this because i got the idea if a laser pointer were attached to a rotating cylinder and rotated at the speed of light (impossible I know) I wonder what the image the laser beam would produce on the wall?
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  3. Sep 18, 2007 #2


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    "Rotated at the speed of light" doesn't have any meaning. If you really mean that it should be rotated so a spot on the wall moves faster than the speed of light, this is certainly possible.

    Anyway, the rate at which photons are produced is what gives the light its intensity.
  4. Sep 19, 2007 #3
    Thank you
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