Daniel, Isaac Mumo
Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
March 20, 2012
Refractive Index, Coefficient of Restitution, Amplification
Usually, refractive index is addressed only when photons or light or electromagnetic waves pass through material matter like glass, metals etc. In the EPR phenomenon, two photons produced in quick succession momentarily interact and perpendicularly polarize each other. Here, this momentary interaction is shown to involve penetration of each other and change of path direction and this implies a refractive index exists for the photon. Photons separate by bouncing off each other and the coefficients of restitution are calculated. Some velocity terms are much higher than the original, which implies amplification. Such amplifications, when fully developed, could be as useful as those in electronics.