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Lorentz-boosted evanescent waves

Bliokh, Konstantin


Polarization, spin, and helicity are important properties of electromagnetic waves. It is commonly believed that helicity is invariant under the Lorentz transformations. This is indeed so for plane waves and their localized superpositions. However, this is not the case for evanescent waves, which are well-defined only in a half-space, and are characterized by complex wave vectors. Here we describe transformations of evanescent electromagnetic waves and their polarization/spin/helicity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics Letters A
DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2018.04.023
Access Rights: Open Access


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