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B Are photons the wave sources of Huygens-Fresnel principle ?

  1. Jan 24, 2017 #1
    1 - Huygens-Fresnel principle states that every point in a light wave is itself a wave source,
    2 - light is made of photons,
    3 - photons have a wavelength, they are QM objects.

    Hence my question : are photons the actual wave sources in Huygens-Fresnel principle ? Or are those two interpretations totally different things ?
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  3. Jan 24, 2017 #2


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    They are completely different things.
  4. Jan 24, 2017 #3
    Thank you for answering. Is there a physical explanation for the wave sources of Huygens-Fresnel principle ? I think I read once it had something to do with QM ?
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