How quantum tunneling broke the light speed barrier:
Photonic Tunneling proceeds faster than Light
G. Nimtz1*, A. A. Stahlhofen2
1II. Physikalisches Institut, Universit?t zu K?ln and Institut für Naturwissenschaften, Physik,
2 Institut für Angewandte Naturwissenschaften, Universit?t Koblenz
* Corresponding author. E-mail: G.Nimtz@uni-koeln.de
Received : 02 January 2008; revised version accepted:15 January 2008
Photonic tunneling experiments have shown that i) the Einstein energy relation is violated, ii) the tunneling process is non-local, iii) the signal velocity is faster than light, i.e. superlu-minal, iv) the tunneling signal is not observable, since photonic tunneling is described by virtual photons, and v) according to the experimental results the signal velocity is infinite inside the barriers, implying that tunneling instantaneously acts at a distance. We think these properties are not compatible with the claims of many text books on Special Relativity, see for instance Refs..
Keywords: Superluminal signal velocity; Action at a distance.