Difference Between Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum

Mathematics. Physics. Mechanics


Аuthors

Khrapko R. I.

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

e-mail: khrapko_ri@hotmail.com

Abstract

Reasons are presented against considering a moment of momentum flux density to be a spin flux density. A spin tensor is proposed to describe spin of a photon in the frame of the classical electrodynamics.

Keywords:

paraxial beam; dipole radiation; spin radiation


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