I briefly mentioned Femto-Photography as a promising new technology in the one of the American Revolution posts.
Here I want to illustrate something about it that raises a few questions for me regarding quantum physics and the present model of it.
Here's the Video:
At around 1:36 you'll see the packet of light he has filmed.
My questions revolve around the packet of light itself. Not the filming of it.
1) The light is shot from a laser pointer. Which makes it coherent.
2) Since the camera is at an angle to the light, why do we see the light at all if the photons are all going coherently in a straight line?
Well, the packet has a great many photons and some are being scattered by the molecules in the air and thus reflecting in the direction of the camera.
Plausible. But I'm willing to bet that even with a powerful laser far more intensely coherent shot through a vacuum, and sending a tiny number of photons at once that we would still see that packet of light even as the camera is oblique to it.
If that's true, I'm wondering if we have to rethink our whole notion of a photons as wave/particles. How do we see photons that aren't aimed at us? Our eyes or cameras? That's what I'm wondering.