From the early wave-particle arguments to the mathematical theory of electromagnetism to Einstein's work on the quantization of light, different descriptions of what constitutes light have existed for over 300 years. Light - The Physics of the Photon examines the photon phenomenon from several perspectives. It demonstrates the importance of studyin

part 1|2 pages

Part I: Classical optics in global vacuum

chapter 1|4 pages

Heading for photon physics

chapter 3|12 pages

Optics in the special theory of relativity

part 2|2 pages

Part II: Light rays and geodesics. Maxwell theory in general relativity

part 3|2 pages

Part III: Photon wave mechanics

chapter 9|6 pages

The elusive light particle

chapter 12|16 pages

Massive photon field

chapter 13|16 pages

Photon energy wave function formalism

part 4|2 pages

Single-photon quantum optics in Minkowskian space

part 5|2 pages

Part V: Photon embryo states

chapter 19|6 pages

Attached photons in rim zones

chapter 20|16 pages

Evanescent photon fields

chapter 21|18 pages

Photon tunneling

chapter 22|20 pages

Near-field photon emission in 3D

part 6|2 pages

Photon source domain and propagators

part 7|2 pages

Part VII: Photon vacuum and quanta in Minkowskian space

part 8|2 pages

Two-photon entanglement in space-time

chapter 31|6 pages

The quantal photon gas

chapter 32|8 pages

Quantum measurements

chapter 34|28 pages

Spontaneous one- and two-photon emissions