The lateral displacement of a moving image on transmission through a stationary glass window

Roychoudhuri, C. et al. (2007) The lateral displacement of a moving image on transmission through a stationary glass window. Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 6664, 66640D. (doi:10.1117/12.735556)

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Abstract

In the 1970s, Jones demonstrated a photon drag by showing that the translation of a window caused a slight displacement of a transmitted light beam. Similarly he showed that a spinning medium slightly rotated the polarization state. 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. The equivalence, or lack of it, of the two frames is subtle and great care needs to be taken in determining whether or not similar results are to be obtained.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barnett, Professor Stephen and Franke-Arnold, Dr Sonja and Goette, Dr Joerg and Leach, Mr Jonathan and Padgett, Professor Miles
Authors: Roychoudhuri, C., Padgett, M., Kracklauer, A. F., Leach, J., Franke-Arnold, S., Creath, K., Götte, J., Allen, L., Wright, A., Girkin, J., and Barnett, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publisher:Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
ISSN:0277-786X

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