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Measuring Single Photons

The web pages that follow presume an understanding of the photoelectric effect. This important interaction between light and certain metals was first described by Einstein and, in fact, was the effort for which he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. We offer an oppourtunity to visit an external sight to investigate this phenomenon and then return to our study of single photon measurement.

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Physics 2000 at the University of Colorado.
A Java applet by Phillip Warner.
Dive right into the single photon pages here.