Moving Images - Are they Laterally Displaced by Transmission Through a Stationary Glass Window?

Padgett, M. , Leach, J., Götte, J. , Franke-Arnold, S. , Allen, L., Wright, A., Girkin, J. and Barnett, S. (2007) Moving Images - Are they Laterally Displaced by Transmission Through a Stationary Glass Window? In: Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, CQO 2007, Rochester, NY, 13 June 2007, ISBN 978155752849-0

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Abstract

In the 1970s Jones demonstrated a mechanical Faraday effect where a spinning window rotated linearly polarized light through a small angle. A similar treatment applied to orbital angular momentum predicts a rotation of an image through the identical angle. However, this latter effect can be interpreted as a transverse photon drag, also observed by Jones, acting around a rotation axis. Rather than translating the medium, the speed of which is limited by mechanical considerations, we translate the image and measure its lateral delay with respect to a similar image that has not passed through the window. Our initial results are not what we expected.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Professor Miles and Franke-Arnold, Dr Sonja and Leach, Mr Jonathan and Goette, Dr Joerg and Barnett, Professor Stephen
Authors: Padgett, M., Leach, J., Götte, J., Franke-Arnold, S., Allen, L., Wright, A., Girkin, J., and Barnett, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
ISSN:2162-2701
ISBN:978155752849-0

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