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What is the mechanism behind the slowdown of light/photons in a transparent medium?

What is the mechanism behind the slowdown of light/photons in a transparent medium?

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Vikas TU
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one year ago
When light travels through a medium other than vacuum, it will be slowed down. For instance, when light propagates through water or air, it will do so at a slower speed. That's due to the fact that light scatters off the molecules that make-up different materials.

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