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Old Dec 10th 2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Photon/QM , Explanation/Mechanism, For Refraction ?

Is there a photon/QM explanation and mechanism for refraction of light?
The wave explanation: Huygens construction showing waves slowing in a dielectric medium because of the interaction of the electric field vector of the EM wave interacting with electrons in the medium. This results in dispersion and shorter wavelengths with same frequency. How does the photon explanation coincide with the wave explanation including this quote: (At high frequencies the EM field from dipoles in the medium lags behind the applied field, having a different phase angle. This leads to a complex frequency dependent dielectric constant and a lossy dispersive medium ) in refraction ?

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