Maxwell meets Reeh-Schlieder: The quantum mechanics of neutral bosons

@inproceedings{Hawton2017MaxwellMR,
  title={Maxwell meets Reeh-Schlieder: The quantum mechanics of neutral bosons},
  author={Margaret Hawton and Vincent Debierre},
  year={2017}
}
We find that biorthogonal quantum mechanics with a scalar product that counts both absorbed and emitted particles leads to covariant position operators with localized eigenvectors. In this manifestly covariant formulation the probability for a transition from a one-photon state to a position eigenvector is the first order Glauber correlation function, bridging the gap between photon counting and the sensitivity of light detectors to electromagnetic energy density. The position eigenvalues are… CONTINUE READING

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