Photon polarization and geometric phase in general relativity

  title={Photon polarization and geometric phase in general relativity},
  author={Aharon Brodutch and Tommaso F. Demarie and Daniel R. Terno},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Rotation of polarization in an external gravitational field is one of the effects of general relativity that can serve as a basis for its precision tests. A careful analysis of reference frames is crucial for a proper evaluation of this effect. We introduce an operationally-motivated local reference frame that allows for a particularly simple description. We present a solution of null geodesics in Kerr space-time that is organized around a new expansion parameter, allowing a better control of… 
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