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Title: Virgin photons do not exist
Authors: Valqui, Holger G.
Keywords: Scientific models;Measurement;Polarization;Entanglement
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería
Citation: Valqui, H. (2012). Virgin photons do not exist. REVCIUNI, 15(1).
Series/Report no.: Volumen;15
Abstract: Scientific models for microscopic objects (not directly observable) should satisfy three basic conditions: i) Be logical and mathematically consistent, ii) Be constructed from certain experimental "evidence", which implies that actual rneasurements have been done to the properties of some of the involved objects, iii) Explain the corresponding rnacroscopic phenomena and predict new rnacroscopic effects. None of these conditions is trivial, as it is not possible to construct a structural rnodel without resorting to various assumptions, some of them quite 'obvious', some accepted naively or recklessly. On the other hand the result of any measurement must inevitably be interpreted and that interpretation depends partly on the rnodel that we want to justify. This seems to be the case of photon entanglement. a phenomenon that is explained and justified under the assumption that the photons acquire their polarization just after they have passed through a polarizer. This article aims to show that the existence of photons without polarization (virgin photons) apart from being inconsistent, contradicts a number of experimental facts.
ISSN: 1813 – 3894
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 15 Núm. 1 (2012)

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