Circularly polarized beam carries the double angular momentum

Mathematics. Physics. Mechanics


Khrapko R. I.

Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia



It is shown that, in reality, a circularly polarized light beam without an azimuthal phase structure carries the double angular momentum in comparison with the prediction of the standard Maxwell electrodynamics. So, the electrodynamics is not complete. A spin tensor is introduced into the electrodynamics.

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