Can Photons interact with or be absorbed by Quantum Vacuum Fluctuations? Would it be possible for a photon traveling in space interact with a particle from a quantum vacuum fluctuation? Say you have a particle antiparticle pair arise at just the right moment and the right frequency that one half of the pair absorbs a passing photon. Would that cause an imbalance between the two particles enough to cause the photon to seem to dissapear and a sub-atomic particle to apprear in its place? Can it be possible to then detect particles (probably very very few) scattering from a laser beam? I would imagine that if this is possible, the particles that would arise from such interactions, would be really light-weight, such as neutrinos, or lighter.