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Question about refraction experiments

  1. Jul 8, 2008 #1
    A very noobish physics question: Has it been experimentally verified, that individual photons get refracted, for example when shot one at a time through a glass, or does the refraction occur only with classical electromagnetic waves?
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  3. Jul 8, 2008 #2


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    It is experimentally verified that individual photons also get refracted. Which should not be surprising, of course, given the fact that a single photon also has a wave function.
  4. Jul 8, 2008 #3
    there is a long discussion in this forum about photon refraction and reflection

    look at the thread "mach-zehnder interferometer experiment" or something like that
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