The photon cannot be stretched out too far, or an atom would be unable to absorb its energy in an acceptable time. The problem with the other speculations about soliton being a description of a photon is that the soliton is only a solution in a NONLINEAR propagation medium - the solution solution does not exist in linear space. Previously, those speculating the soliton solution could not identify what the required nonlinear propagation medium would be. With my proposal of the vacuum being a lattice of epos having an elementary magnetic field dipole, the electric and magnetic field of the photon would cause strain in the lattice whose stress-strain relationship would be highly nonlinear at the small scale.

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:57 PM, Eric Walker <eric.wal...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:51 PM, Bob Higgins <rj.bob.higg...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > Some have postulated that the photon is a soliton solution because such a >> solution can be constrained in size and would not naturally spread out in >> propagation. >> > > I wonder about this assumption about photons not spreading out. Perhaps > the spreading out is very gradual and occurs over unfathomably large > distances. That might provide the basis for an alternative explanation to > the Hubble constant and the redshift. > > Eric > >