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Mechanically induced image rotation: analogy of the Faraday effect for orbital angular momentum
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Paper Abstract

A spinning medium is predicted to induce a slight rotation in a transmitted image. We amplify this effect by use of ruby as a slow light medium, giving image rotations of several degrees. In terms of the orbital angular momentum such rotations are analogous to the mechanical Faraday effect.

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Date Published: 7 February 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8274, Complex Light and Optical Forces VI, 827403 (7 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909915
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Miles J. Padgett, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Emma Wisniewski-Barker, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Graham Gibson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Robert W. Boyd, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Sonja Franke-Arnold, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8274:
Complex Light and Optical Forces VI
Enrique J. Galvez; David L. Andrews; Jesper Glückstad; Marat S. Soskin, Editor(s)

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