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Coriolis effect in optics: unified geometric phase and spin-Hall effect

Bliokh, Konstantin; Gorodetski, Yuri; Kleiner, Vladimir; Hasman, Erez


We examine the spin-orbit coupling effects that appear when a wave carrying intrinsic angular momentum interacts with a medium. The Berry phase is shown to be a manifestation of the Coriolis effect in a noninertial reference frame attached to the wave. In the most general case, when both the direction of propagation and the state of the wave are varied, the phase is given by a simple expression that unifies the spin redirection Berry phase and the Pancharatnam-Berry phase. The theory is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-07-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.030404


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