Light as a Field or Wavicle

This study used lasers, light sensors, and electronics to determine whether light acts as a wavicle or a field. In this we mean, when the source of light is cut off, does light contract upon itself, or continue to travel on as predicted by both classical physics and quantum mechanics. Two sensors, separated by a great distance, were aligned so a laser beam would pass through both of them sequentially. We used an integrated circuit to determine which sensor detected light longer, the one closer or farther from the light source. Our experiment concluded as we thought, that classical physics was correct in predicting that light would continue to travel forward even after the source was cut off. This is relevant to determining exactly how light works, and how it will behave in different situations.

Research Done By:

Jacob Moshenko
Warren Tower

Erica Sachs