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dc.creatorSanz, Angel S.
dc.creatorDavidović, Milena
dc.creatorBožić, Mirjana
dc.creatorMiret-Artes, Salvador
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-19T14:15:02Z
dc.date.available2019-04-19T14:15:02Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn0003-4916
dc.identifier.urihttp://grafar.grf.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/294
dc.description.abstractBohmian mechanics allows to visualize and understand the quantum-mechanical behavior of massive particles in terms of trajectories. As shown by Bialynicki-Birula, Electromagnetism also admits a hydrodynamical formulation when the existence of a wave function for photons (properly defined) is assumed. This formulation thus provides an alternative interpretation of optical phenomena in terms of photon trajectories, whose flow yields a pictorial view of the evolution of the electromagnetic energy density in configuration space. This trajectory-based theoretical framework is considered here to study and analyze the outcome from Young-type diffraction experiments within the context of the Arago-Fresnel laws. More specifically, photon trajectories in the region behind the two slits are obtained in the case where the slits are illuminated by a polarized monochromatic plane wave. Expressions to determine electromagnetic energy flow lines and photon trajectories within this scenario are provided, as well as a procedure to compute them in the particular case of gratings totally transparent inside the slits and completely absorbing outside them. As is shown, the electromagnetic energy flow lines obtained allow to monitor at each point of space the behavior of the electromagnetic energy flow and, therefore, to evaluate the effects caused on it by the presence (right behind each slit) of polarizers with the same or different polarization axes. This leads to a trajectory-based picture of the Arago-Fresnel laws for the interference of polarized light.en
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/MPN2006-2010/141003/RS//
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dc.sourceAnnals of Physics
dc.subjectMaxwell equationsen
dc.subjectPhoton wave functionen
dc.subjectHydrodynamic formulation of Electromagnetismen
dc.subjectElectromagnetic energy flow lineen
dc.subjectPhoton trajectoryen
dc.subjectBohmian mechanicsen
dc.subjectQuantum trajectoryen
dc.titleUnderstanding interference experiments with polarized light through photon trajectoriesen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dc.citation.epage784
dc.citation.issue4
dc.citation.other325(4): 763-784
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.citation.spage763
dc.citation.volume325
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aop.2009.12.005
dc.identifier.rcubconv_1520
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-77149135722
dc.identifier.wos000275382500003
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