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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1976
  • pp: 865– 865

Spinor representation of electromagnetic fields

P. Hillion  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 8, pp. 865- 865 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.66.000865


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Abstract

We show that energy transport in an electromagnetic field can be described by a two-component spinor.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

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P. Hillion, "Spinor representation of electromagnetic fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 865- 865 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-66-8-865


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