1 electron = 1 photon?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
looper1234
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Re: 1 electron = 1 photon?
In reply to Jack Hogan, Apr 12, 2013
Very helpful as always, Alan, I assume this holds on average.   Can there ever be a case where a single particularly energetic photon results in two electrons being produced by the photodiode?

the sensor material must have being chosen to respond well to visible lights, a much higher energy photon will react differently to this material. that's, no transference of energy would take place, photon is not destroyed its energy not released to push electrons to a higher shell.

and hence the graph shows drop off in response in those undesirable wave lengths.

also it is impossible for one photo to push out two electrons.

quantum physics states photons have a fixed energy state, they are discrete and not analogs. An interaction will release all of its energy not part of it.

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