Classical Physics


Light on the Models of Photon and Electromagnetic Wave

Authors: Herbert Weidner

The idea that electromagnetic radiation is a stream of punctiform "photons" proves to be a well-suited model at wavelengths below a few nanometers. This picture is worthless at wavelengths beyond a few millimeters, because only the wave model can explain the observations. The question of how to imagine the generation of a photon is discussed using examples from the metrologically easily accessible radio area.

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