|Mar2-12, 04:26 AM||#1|
In electron/photon interactions does the handedness of the photon matter?
In an interaction between a free electron and a photon does the handedness of the photon matter?
For example, does an electron interact more strongly with a left-handed photon or with a right-handed photon (assuming both photons have the same frequency)?
Does the electron spin (left- or right-handed) affect the strength of the interaction?
Or is the interaction strength independent of electron spin and photon spin?
Many thanks for your help.
|Mar2-12, 06:00 AM||#2|
It does matter, for example in magnetic Compton scattering.
|Mar4-12, 09:50 AM||#3|
MQ, thank you very much for the useful information on magnetic Compton scattering.
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