Photons and Entanglement
Could the photon really be two particles in a state of
entanglement, and the distance between the two particles would be the
frequency of that "beam" ie: when the particles are super close together it
would be akin to a gamma ray, and as the distance between increases so would
the type of beam?
The best answer I can tell you is that there is no experimental
evidence to suggest this scenario. Not only do we not see any
experimental evidence of such a scenario, but such a model would not
fit into a myriad of other observations. Beyond that, the energy
does not add up (the energy of a gamma ray is much, much larger than
two or even 2000 photons). Also, just from a basic math standpoint,
the units would not add up -- a distance (units of length) cannot be a
wavelength (units of inverse time).
Hope this helps,
There is a lot left to discover in Physics,
But as far as I know, a photon is still considered a massless packet of
I did a Google search on Photon Entanglement and up came this Wikipedia
Wikipedia is pretty good in presenting the latest theories
But this article on "Photon Entanglement" is about the interaction of two
photons and their polarization, not two particles within the photon.
But keep thinking about it.
You might be the one who works this out.
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Update: June 2012