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Fermat Principle for spinning light

Abstract : 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'' (alias the ``Optical Magnus Effect'') for polarized light.
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Christian Duval, Z. Horvathy, P. A. Horvathy. Fermat Principle for spinning light. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2006, 74. ⟨hal-00133299⟩

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