Optical multilayers as a tool for visualizing special relativity

Abstract

We re-elaborate on the recent basic result that the action of any multilayer is equivalent to a proper Lorentz transformation. As a consequence, we propose simple optical measurements that can serve as an analogue computer for simulating special relativity. Special attention is paid to the question of the Wigner rotation, showing that it can be easily… (More)

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@inproceedings{Monzn2000OpticalMA, title={Optical multilayers as a tool for visualizing special relativity}, author={Julio Monz{\'o}n and L. L. S{\'a}nchez-Soto}, year={2000} }