Transverse Shifts in Paraxial Spinoptics

Abstract : The paraxial approximation of a classical spinning photon is shown to yield an "exotic particle" in the plane transverse to the propagation. The previously proposed and observed position shift between media with different refractive indices is modified when the interface is curved, and there also appears a novel, momentum [direction] shift. The laws of thin lenses are modified accordingly.
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Christian Duval, P. A. Horvathy, P. M. Zhang. Transverse Shifts in Paraxial Spinoptics. Journal of Optics, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2013, 15 (014005), 4pp. ⟨10.1088/2040-8978/15/1/014005⟩. ⟨hal-00673488⟩

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