What Is The Cause Of Dispersion Of Light?


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The cause of dispersion of light is due to the different speeds by which the different constituents of light travel in a dense medium.It is also caused due to the different wavelengths of the constituents of light,causing different speeds in the dense medium.
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This does not explain why different colors of light (energies) travel at different speeds.
Apparently the dielectric constant of glass is different for different photon energies.
Why is that?

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