Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 32–35 | Cite as

On the Photon Size and Localization Region

  • V. F. Efimkov
  • I. G. ZubarevEmail author
  • O. N. Krokhin
  • S. I. Mikhailov


It is generally accepted that the photon size is equal to its wavelength. However, interference of single photons was observed in [4] at a difference between arm lengths of the Mach—Zehnder interferometer much longer than the wavelengths of used photons. This raises the question about the photon localization region to which the present study is devoted.


photon wave function coherence interference 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Efimkov
    • 1
  • I. G. Zubarev
    • 1
    Email author
  • O. N. Krokhin
    • 1
  • S. I. Mikhailov
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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