"Sam Wormley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:RIqdnSVFRNHE-C_MnZ2dnUVZ_vWdnZ2d@giganews.com... > On 6/7/13 5:31 PM, RichD wrote: >> I attended a seminar on lasers recently, >> discussing new ideas for using them as pumps >> for electron beam acceleration. He referred >> to the photons being in phase in a laser, a >> key component of the operation. > > One must use a wave model when referring to laser light phase.
Einstein created a Tower of Babel when he took Planck's **quantum** of action, and with the help of the Mass Media, brainwashed the masses to believe that particles called "photons" travel between sources and sinks and convey quanta of energy.
A "photon" is an EVENT whereby a SPECIFIC wave length of an electro-magnetic standing wave shifts one quarter wave length and causes electrons at both ends ( Source and sink.) to shift from one stable state to another.