The Role of Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum in Čerenkov Radiation

Ido Kaminer, Maor Mutzafi, Amir Levy, Gal Harari, Hanan Herzig Sheinfux, Scott Skirlo, Jonathan Nemirovsky, John D. Joannopoulos, Mordechai Segev, Marin Soljačić

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We show that Čerenkov radiation contains new phenomena arising from the quantum nature of charged fermions. The charge's orbital angular momentum and spin couple to the emitted photon, which scatters into preferred angles and polarizations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberFTu3A.4
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, QELS 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

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