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Light polarisation and photon spin

  1. Jan 16, 2014 #1
    What is the link between the polarisation of light and photon spin?
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2014 #2

    DrClaude

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    Polarization is related to the projection of the spin of the photon.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2014 #3

    Meir Achuz

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    Light is 100% left circular polarized for a photon with helicity +1.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2014 #4
    Thank you
     
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