Physics Frontiers

Exotic Photon Trajectories in Quantum Mechanics

Sept. 14, 2017

Jim and Randy discuss strange trajectories observed in triple slit experiments with metallic plates. Photons seem to pass through one slit, come back through the middle slit, and out the third due to their interactions with surface plasmons. There are implications in this experiment about the way in which wavefunctions need to be interpreted in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Show notes: neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.