Ive been thinking a lot about Young's double slit experiment lately and have even considered attempting to reproduce some variant of it. Ive seen videos on youtube and feel like i have a good grasp of the experiment and how to create an interference pattern pretty simply at home, however i was curious to know if an observed-instance of this experiment was a reproducible effect, basically, is there a means of forcing the observational state where the photons would act as particles and create 2 lines instead of acting as waves? Ive seen plenty of videos showing the interference patterns, but literally none showing the detection at its particle state. The experiment states, and was proven, that both instances are a possibility correct? what variable effects this, can it be reproduced at home? (Ive been told observation, may even count as interaction with the air, or particles in it, so would performing the experiment under vacuum produce better results?)
Im willing to spend a fair amount here on making a demonstrative model. My basic setup was a laser spaced with a 2 slit light blocking surface, spaced from a high resolution camera with the pattern directed into the lens, my hope was to sort of map the light intensity the pixels were receiving. i own cnc mills, laser cutters and 3d printers, im fairly confident in my accurate build ability here.
Thanks in advance!