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This site, from Physical Review Focus, describes a recent experiment to find out how the momentum of a photon changes when it passes from a glass fiber into air. The article describes the 100-year-old controversy on this question and explains the results of this experiment. Links are provided for more information.

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    Modern Optics,Informal Education,Higher Education,Action reaction,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Modern Physics,Physics,Hermann Minkowski,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090307205941439T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Max Abraham,Engineering,recoil,Graduate/Professional,Physical Optics,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Optics,General Public,Newton's third law

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