Authors: V.A.Induchoodan Menon
Comments: 10 Pages.
The author shows that the Maxwell's equations in vacuum have solutions
which have helical structure in space while being circularly polarized at the
same time. This goes against the universally accepted solutions which treat the
electromagnetic wave as sinusoidal wave propagating along a linear path. He
shows that the helical wave structure assumes that the fundamental state of the
electromagnetic wave is the circularly polarized state and not the linearly
polarized state. Since the photon is theorized to exist in a circularly polarized
state, the proposed new solution is consistent with that picture. The author
proposes a simple experiment using a maser to confirm the veracity of the
proposed helical structure.
Category: Condensed Matter