Classical Physics


Inevitability of the Electrodynamics' Spin Tensor

Authors: Radi I. Khrapko

Theoretical reasons and results of the works: Phys. Rev. A68 013806 (2003), Opt. Lett. 22 52 (1997), Optics Express 14 6963 (2006), Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 198104 (2004), Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 093602 (2003), Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 053601 (2002) prove that the angular momentum flux carried by a circularly polarized light beam with plane phase front equals two power of the beam divided by the frequency. This fact contradicts the standard electrodynamics, which predicts the beam's angular momentum flux equals power of the beam divided by frequency, and means the electrodynamics is incomplete. To correct the electrodynamics, a spin tensor is used.

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[v1] 25 Mar 2007

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