Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 127-142
Takeshi Yamaguchi [Show Biography]
Takeshi Yamaguchi was born in Maebashi City of Japan. After obtaining his degree in physics from Tohoku University, he joined to the research laboratory of Nikon. He studied light scattering from optical parts or various materials and after that he was in charge of research and development related to the semiconductor lithography for long time. He managed various research project, for example, the electron beam lithography development cooperated with IBM. He has been a vice president of Nikon Research Center of America and the director of research laboratory of Nikon precision department. He has been a visiting professor of Tohoku University in optics and quantum optics during industrial activity. He joined to Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2004 as a designated professor of nano-technology government project and retired in April 2016.
A thought experiment regarding light-wave diffraction by a matter-wave lattice is proposed. Matter-wave diffraction by an optical-lattice is already a well-established experimental technology; therefore, the symmetrical phenomenon, i.e., light-wave diffraction by a matter-wave lattice, does not seem to be unlikely. If the diffracted light could be observed, it would suggest the presence of the matter-wave itself in three-dimensional space, whereas the orthodox interpretation of quantum mechanics that describes the wave-function as merely a mathematical tool representing the probability of a particle. Therefore this proposal should provide a good test to verify the reality of the wave-function.
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