Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum of Photons

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  title={Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum of Photons},
  author={J.... and ENK and G................................................. S.................................................},
  year={1994}
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We consider the separation of the total angular momentum of the electromagnetic field into a .spin>> and an <<orbital>> part. Though this separation is normally considered to be unphysical and not observable, we argue that both members in the separation are separately measurable quantities. However, the commutation relations for the associated quantum operators reveal that neither of them is an angular-momentum operator. The angular momentum J of the classical electromagnetic field is defined… CONTINUE READING
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