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31 August 2007 The lateral displacement of a moving image on transmission through a stationary glass window
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In the 1970s, Jones demonstrated a photon drag by showing that the translation of a window caused a slight displacement of a transmitted light beam. Similarly he showed that a spinning medium slightly rotated the polarization state. Rather than translating the medium, the speed of which is limited by mechanical considerations, we translate the image and measure its lateral delay with respect to a similar image that has not passed through the window. The equivalence, or lack of it, of the two frames is subtle and great care needs to be taken in determining whether or not similar results are to be obtained.
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Miles Padgett, Jonathan Leach, Sonja Franke-Arnold, Jörg Götte, L. Allen, Amanda Wright, John Girkin, and Stephen Barnett "The lateral displacement of a moving image on transmission through a stationary glass window", Proc. SPIE 6664, The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?, 66640D (31 August 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.735556
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