Invariance in Transverse Momentum of Photons in Double-slit Experiment

  • Muhammad Amsyar Abdul Rahim School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Mohd Hafizudin Kamal School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Mohd Amir Radhi Othman School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Bohmian mechanics, quantum potential, invariance, transverse momentum, double-slit

Abstract

One of the intriguing mystery in modern physics is the quantum interference phenomena, which the behaviour of photons in double-slit experiment is still ambiguous. Instead of relying on the naive probabilistic point of view, Bohmian mechanics provides the ground base for interpreting quantum system in a deterministic way closely related to classical mechanics such as it constructs the photon trajectory for the double-slit set up. The appearance on the bending in the constructed photon trajectory seem to contravene the notable law of conservation of momentum. Here, we report on conservation of the transverse momentum of photon trajectories based on numerical solution of Bohmian mechanics in double-slit set up for single photon, pair of photons and ensemble of photons until interference pattern is produced. It is shown that the total transverse momentum in the system of Bohmian mechanics is invariance due to the non-local action of quantum potential.
Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Abdul Rahim, M. A., Kamal, M. H., & Othman, M. A. R. (2018). Invariance in Transverse Momentum of Photons in Double-slit Experiment. Journal of Science and Technology, 10(4). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JST/article/view/3646