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  • Vol. 71, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1981
  • pp: 609–611

Angular Doppler effect

Bruce A. Garetz  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 71, Issue 5, pp. 609-611 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.71.000609


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Abstract

An angular analog of the Doppler effect arising from the quantum of angular momentum carried by circularly polarized photons is presented and developed. Applications to rotational Raman scattering, fluorescence doublets, controlled frequency shifting of light, rotation-induced optical activity, and the measurement of rotational motion of small particles are discussed.

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Bruce A. Garetz, "Angular Doppler effect," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71, 609-611 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-71-5-609


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