Volume 6: Pages 609-613, 1993
Bohr's Complementarity Principle, Quantum Mechanical Completeness, and the Photon
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Several recent papers have once again raised the problems related to the interpretation of interferometer experiments. I can offer no satisfactory solution to these problems, because I cannot draw a photon or give a “classical” or “intuitive” explanation of its behavior. But I can show that these problems are obscured by the unnecessary use of overly loose concepts such as “wavelike properties” and “particlelike properties.” Nature is subtle and does not allow physicists to operate with fuzzy notions.
Keywords: interference, photon, duality of light, quantum mechanics, complete theory, complementarity principle, particlelike and wavelike properties
Received: March 9, 1993; Published Online: December 15, 2008