When we dissect the photon we find an electric field and a magnetic field according to Maxwell. In order to determine the propagation mechanism of a single photon through the fabric of space-time, is there an experimental apparatus designed to determine which field may plow the path, in order that the other field may follow? I am thinking of a slit/filter system for isolating individual photons, and then a thin film detection system designed to capture angstrom level fluctuations in the presence of an oncoming photon. Is there any research going on in this field? Where?