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Lorentz-boosted evanescent waves

Bliokh, Konstantin

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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]

dc.contributor.authorBliokh, Konstantin
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-13T01:10:34Z
dc.date.available2019-03-13T01:10:34Z
dc.identifier.issn0375-9601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/157093
dc.description.abstractPolarization, 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 properties under the Lorentz boosts along the three spatial directions.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Australian Research Council
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier
dc.rights.uriThis manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.sourcePhysics Letters A
dc.titleLorentz-boosted evanescent waves
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume382
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor020501 - Classical and Physical Optics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9912193xPUB456
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationBliokh, Konstantin, College of Science, ANU
local.description.embargo2020-06-26
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1695
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1700
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.physleta.2018.04.023
local.identifier.absseo970102 - Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
dc.date.updated2019-08-11T08:18:43Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85045478126
local.identifier.thomsonID000432764700010
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancehttp://sherpa.mimas.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0375-9601/..."Author's post-print on open access repository after an embargo period of 24 months" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 28/03/19).
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