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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 19-23, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
General Optical Sciences II (FMK)

Conservation of Angular Momentum in Mie Scattering

David P. Haefner, Sergey Sukhov, and Aristide Dogariu

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2008.FMK1


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Abstract

We show that the spin angular momentum carried by the incident wave is distributed between spin and orbital momentum of the wave scattered from a spherically symmetric scattering potential resulting in a spiral power flow.

© 2008 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

Citation
D. P. Haefner, S. Sukhov, and A. Dogariu, "Conservation of Angular Momentum in Mie Scattering," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FMK1.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2008-FMK1


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