Fermat principle for spinning light

C. Duval, Z. Horváth, P. A. Horváthy

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Mimicking the description of spinning particles in General Relativity, the Fermat Principle is extended to spinning photons. Linearization of the resulting Papapetrou-Souriau type equations yields the semiclassical model used recently to derive the "Optical Hall Effect" for polarized light (alias the "Optical Magnus Effect").

Original languageEnglish
Article number021701
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 13 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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