Originally posted by humy
Now that is bizarre!
But can anyone here give a self-consistent interpretation of that experimental result that doesn't imply that a photon interacted with a mirror without entering or exiting it?
And, is it possible to give a self-consistent interpretation ...[text shortened]... ntal result that implies that a single photon can both enter and exit every mirror there!
I believe the experimental results are consistent with quantum mechanics and as expected not consistent with assuming that photons are waves or particles - hence the use of the word 'bizarre'.
Quantum phenomena are wave-like and particle like but they are neither, and it is a mistake to think they are one or the other.