The Pauli-Lubański vector, complex electrodynamics, and photon helicity

Sergey I. Kryuchkov, Nathan A. Lanfear, Sergei Suslov

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Abstract

We critically analyze the concept of photon helicity and its connection with the PauliLubański vector from the viewpoint of the complex electromagnetic field, E + iH, sometimes attributed to Riemann but studied by Weber, Silberstein, and Minkowski. To this end, a complex covariant form of Maxwells equations is used. Weyls two-component wave equation for massless neutrinos is also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number074065
JournalPhysica Scripta
Volume90
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Keywords

  • PauliLubanski vector
  • Poincare group

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics

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The Pauli-Lubański vector, complex electrodynamics, and photon helicity. / Kryuchkov, Sergey I.; Lanfear, Nathan A.; Suslov, Sergei.

In: Physica Scripta, Vol. 90, No. 7, 074065, 01.07.2015.

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Kryuchkov, Sergey I. ; Lanfear, Nathan A. ; Suslov, Sergei. / The Pauli-Lubański vector, complex electrodynamics, and photon helicity. In: Physica Scripta. 2015 ; Vol. 90, No. 7.
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