Chris and group,
What an intriguing thought - building a village inside a photon.
It reminded me about the article on Toroidal Antennas that Jim M0BMU
drrew our attention to on 1st March. It contained diagrams showing the
phase-closed-loops which constitute photons.
Since fractional photons don't exist, I assume there is a minimum
power level below which nothing is radiated - in other words there is
a lower level of QRP which cannot be received by ANY receiver, no
matter how well endowed with antennas and low noise amplifiers -
simply because it is less than 1 photon.
I wonder how small it is ?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Trayner"
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: LF: QRO / QRP
interesting approach that QRP not only includes power (input, output,
ERP ...) but also dimensions.
We meet something like that at work, where there are THz researchers
as well as those of us interested in (V)LF.
They look down their noses at it if there aren't twelve zeroes in the
we look down our noses at it if you can't build a small village inside
Dr Chris Trayner
School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering,
The University of Leeds,
Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 113 34 32053
Fax: +44 113 34 32032