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Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Physics. Mathematics

Transverse shifts and conservation of angular momentum at reflection and refraction of an electromagnetic wave packet; pp. 246–249

Full article in PDF format | 10.3176/phys.math.2006.4.05

Vladimir G. Fedoseyev


A concept of the separate conservation laws of angular momenta and recent calculations of the transverse shifts of a light packet at reflection and refraction are discussed. It is shown that the results of these calculations are the particular cases of the results obtained in previous works of the author. The most general condition under which the shifts satisfy the separate conservation laws is pointed out.


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