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

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Date Published: 31 August 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6664, The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?, 66640D (31 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.735556
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Miles Padgett, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Jonathan Leach, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Sonja Franke-Arnold, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Jörg Götte, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
L. Allen, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Amanda Wright, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
John Girkin, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Stephen Barnett, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6664:
The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Katherine Creath, Editor(s)

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