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Aether drag and moving images

Leach, J. and Wright, A.J. and Götte, J.B. and Girkin, J.M. and Allen, L. and Franke-Arnold, S. and Barnett, S.M. and Padgett, M.J. (2008) Aether drag and moving images. Physical Review Letters, 100 (15). p. 153902. ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

We contrast the two situations in which either a light beam is incident on a moving medium or a moving optical image is incident on a stationary medium. The principle of relativity suggests that the effects on the light of propagating through the medium should be similar. We find, however, that there are subtle differences which we can understand in terms of the relative alignment of the Poynting and wave vectors. Our analysis and experiments investigate both translational motion and rotation.

Item type: Article
ID code: 13958
Keywords: Aether drag, moving images, optical image, translational motion, Optics. Light, Physics and Astronomy(all)
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics
Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Miss Lisa Flanagan
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2010 13:42
    Last modified: 28 Mar 2014 05:10
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/13958

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