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Unformatted text preview: complete set. The quantum state of photons in a beam of many photons can be determined by orienting an analyzer to have transmission 0. The quantum state of a single photon can however not be determined without running the risk of altering the quantum state. Measurements influence the measured quantum state. 03/11/2005 [email protected] 88 Statistical and classical properties of light Particle wave duality: Wave properties are an expression of the probabilistic or statistical behavior of large numbers of identically prepared quantum particles. This is generally true not only for polarization: In te rf er en ce fr in ge s 03/11/2005 ● One cannot associate a field vector to an individual photon. ● Wave properties of light can only be found when very large numbers of photons are investigated....
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