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Transverse spinning of unpolarized light

  title={Transverse spinning of unpolarized light},
  author={Jorg S. Eismann and Luke H Nicholls and Donald J. Roth and Mamen Arana Alonso and Peter Banzer and Francisco J Rodr{\'i}guez-Fortu{\~n}o and Anatoly V. Zayats and Franco Nori and Konstantin Y. Bliokh},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
  • Jorg S. Eismann, Luke H Nicholls, +6 authors Konstantin Y. Bliokh
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Optics
  • It is well known that spin angular momentum of light, and therefore that of photons, is directly related to their circular polarization. Naturally, for totally unpolarized light, polarization is undefined and the spin vanishes. However, for nonparaxial light, the recently discovered transverse spin component, orthogonal to the main propagation direction, is largely independent of the polarization state of the wave. Here we demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally, that this transverse… CONTINUE READING

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