Wave-particle duality quantum mechanics

Picking apart photons

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An Australian-led review has summarised our modern understanding of the photon - a tiny bundle of light energy - which underpins our interpretation of the quantum world. The two authors describe new technologies which are based on a using a single photon, with an emphasis on how light is being used to interact with mechanical systems.

Journal/conference: Proceedings of the Royal Society A

Organisation/s: The University of Queensland

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From: The Royal Society

Review - Quantum optics with one or two photons

The concept of a photon is central to our understanding of the quantum world. We summarise our modern understanding of a photon and describe a number of new technologies based on single photon states of light with an emphasis on optomechanical systems.


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