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Incompleteness of Wave Theories of Light --- Non-Interference Patterns and Interference Patterns Emerging Simultaneously on Screen
  • hui peng
hui peng
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Abstract

Young’s double slit experiments revived the wave theory of light. The standard interpretation is that the light behaves as waves before and after passing through the double slit. Feynman called the double slit experiment the only mystery in quantum mechanics. By placing a convex lens at different positions, we have shown: (1) Near the diaphragm, light behaves as photons and produces a non-interference pattern; near the screen, the photons produce an interference pattern; (2) The non-interference pattern evolves to the orthogonal interference pattern gradually in the same experiment; (3) The convex lens stops the further evolution. It is heuristic for study the nature of light by showing all of three different kinds of patterns on the screen simultaneously. For this purpose, in this article, we setup three paths. The light is divided into three portions, each portion propagates along one path. Then inserting three lenses to different Zones of different paths. Experiments show that two non-interference patterns and interference pattern simultaneously emerge on the same screen.
The experiments: (1) challenge the wave theories of light; (2) violate Bohr’s complementarity principle; (3) provide profound phenomena for further development of optics and for study of the nature of light; (4) suggest that a complete theory should be able to simultaneously interpret the non-interference pattern, the interference pattern, and the evolution from the non-interference to the interference pattern in the same experiment.