Photon spin as a rotation in gauge space

D. Han, Y. S. Kim, and D. Son
Phys. Rev. D 25, 461 – Published 15 January 1982
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Abstract

It is shown that the photon spin is associated with the rotational invariance in a two-dimensional space spanned by the two "translation" parameters of the E(2)-like little group of the Poincaré group. Since the translation in the E(2)-like space is a gauge transformation, the photon spin can be associated with an orbitlike rotation with nonzero radius in the gauge space.

  • Received 19 March 1981

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.25.461

©1982 American Physical Society

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D. Han

  • Systems and Applied Sciences Corporation, Riverdale, Maryland 20840

Y. S. Kim and D. Son

  • Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742

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Vol. 25, Iss. 2 — 15 January 1982

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