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ID: 458884.0, MPI für die Physik des Lichts / Optics and Information
Transverse Angular Momentum and Geometric Spin Hall Effect of Light
Authors:Aiello, A.; Lindlein, N.; Marquardt, C.; Leuchs, G.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009-09-04
Title of Journal:Physical Review Letters
Volume:103
Issue / Number:10
Sequence Number of Article:100401
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We present a novel fundamental phenomenon occurring when a polarized beam of light is observed from a reference frame tilted with respect to the direction of propagation of the beam. This effect has a purely geometric nature and amounts to a polarization-dependent shift or split of the beam intensity distribution evaluated as the time-averaged flux of the Poynting vector across the plane of observation. We demonstrate that such a shift is unavoidable whenever the beam possesses a nonzero transverse angular momentum. This latter result has general validity and applies to arbitrary systems such as, e.g., electronic and atomic beams.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Version Comment:Automatic journal name synchronization
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für die Physik des Lichts
External Affiliations:[Aiello, Andrea; Marquardt, Christoph; Leuchs, Gerd] Max Planck Inst Sci Light, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany.; [Lindlein, Norbert; Marquardt, Christoph; Leuchs, Gerd] Univ Erlangen Nuernberg, Inst Opt Informat & Photon, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany.
Identifiers:ISI:000269639800001 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0031-9007 [ID No:2]
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