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By B. Khadem-Hosseinieh, Y. Komijani, R. Faraji-Dana, and M. Shahabadi

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In this paper, a generalized photon wave function (PWF) which is applicable to electromagnetic problems is introduced. The formulation treats the electromagnetics fields as quantum mechanical entities. The introduced PWF is especially useful for boundaryvalue problems. For instance,the reflection coefficient at a dielectric half space is calculated based on the concepts of PWF and quantum mechanics.

With the proposed method, inhomogeneous media, both isotropic and anisotropic, can also be analyzed. It is shown that by defining certain new variables, such as effective charges and effective currents, we will be able to describe the behavior of electromagnetic fields by the proposed photon wave function. At the end of this paper, a new FDTD method based on the notion of photon wave function is introduced and the resonance frequencies of a cubic cavity are obtained.

B. Khadem-Hosseinieh, Y. Komijani, R. Faraji-Dana, and M. Shahabadi, "Using photon wave function for the time-domain analysis of electromagnetic wave scattering," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 76, 397-412, 2007.

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