Non-classical Light

  title={Non-classical Light},
  author={Rodney Loudon},
  journal={Europhysics News},
  • R. Loudon
  • Published 1986
  • Physics
  • Europhysics News
Direct manifestations of the quantum nature of light are difficult to find, des­ pite the leading role played by Planck's quantization hypothesis in initiating the development of quantum mechanics. It might be expected that the photon as­ pects of light would be revealed through particle-like behaviour in straightfor­ ward optical detection experiments. However, light can only be detected via the intermediary of some electronic pro­ cess, whose own particle-like nature obscures the character of… 
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