Proposal of Michelson-Morley experiment via single photon interferometer: Interpretation of Michelson-Morley experimental results using de Broglie-Bohm picture

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Sato, Masanori (2004)
  • Subject: Physics - General Physics
    arxiv: Physics::Optics | Physics::History of Physics | Physics::General Physics

The Michelson-Morley experiment is considered via a single photon interferometer and we propose the interpretation of the Michelson-Morley experimental results using de Broglie-Bohm picture. We point out that the Michelson-Morley experiment revealed the interference of photons, however, it did not reveal the photons simultaneous arrival at the beam splitter. According to the de Broglie-Bohm picture, the quantum potential nonlocally determines the interference of photons. The interference of the photons is not governed by the arrival time of the photons; rather, it is governed by the quantum potential. Therefore, there is a possibility for another interpretation of the Michelson-Morley experimental results.
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