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Geometrodynamics of polarized light: Berry phase and spin Hall effect in a gradient-index medium

Bliokh, Konstantin

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We review the geometrical-optics evolution of an electromagnetic wave propagating along a curved ray trajectory in a gradient-index dielectric medium. A Coriolis-type term appears in Maxwell equations under transition to the rotating coordinate system accompanying the ray. This term describes the spin-orbit coupling of light which consists of (i)the Berry phase responsible for trajectory-dependent polarization variations and (ii)the spin Hall effect representing polarization-dependent...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBliokh, Konstantin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:20:30Z
dc.identifier.issn1464-4258
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/51953
dc.description.abstractWe review the geometrical-optics evolution of an electromagnetic wave propagating along a curved ray trajectory in a gradient-index dielectric medium. A Coriolis-type term appears in Maxwell equations under transition to the rotating coordinate system accompanying the ray. This term describes the spin-orbit coupling of light which consists of (i)the Berry phase responsible for trajectory-dependent polarization variations and (ii)the spin Hall effect representing polarization-dependent trajectory perturbations. These mutual phenomena are described within universal geometrical structures underlying the problem and are explained by the dynamics of the intrinsic angular momentum carried by the wave. Such close geometrodynamical interrelations illuminate a dual physical nature of the phenomena.
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
dc.sourceJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
dc.subjectKeywords: Berry phase; Coriolis; Dielectric medium; Geometrical structure; Gradient indexes; Gradient-index media; Physical nature; Polarized light; Ray trajectories; Rotating coordinate system; Spin Hall effect; Spin orbit interaction; Spin-orbit couplings; Crysta Berry phase; Geometrical optics; Gradient-index media; Spin Hall effect; Spin orbit interaction
dc.titleGeometrodynamics of polarized light: Berry phase and spin Hall effect in a gradient-index medium
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume11
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor020501 - Classical and Physical Optics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9201385xPUB235
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBliokh, Konstantin, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage14
local.identifier.doi10.1088/1464-4258/11/9/094009
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:49:20Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-70449396967
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