# Does the potential energy for a given photon increase or decrease in quanta?

As a photon leaves a strong gravitational field, it loses energy and redshifts. Is the exchange in potential energy of a photon characterized by energy quanta?

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No. A photon of a given frequency $f$ is exactly one quantum of energy. An electromagnetic wave has a total energy given by $E_\text{total} = \langle N\rangle hf$, where $\langle N\rangle$ is the number of photons in the wave.