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"Aether drag" and moving images.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18518108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We contrast the two situations in which either a light beam is incident on a moving medium or a moving optical image is incident on a stationary medium. The principle of relativity suggests that the effects on the light of propagating through the medium should be similar. We find, however, that there are subtle differences which we can understand in terms of the relative alignment of the Poynting and wave vectors. Our analysis and experiments investigate both translational motion and rotation.
Authors:
J Leach; A J Wright; J B Götte; J M Girkin; L Allen; S Franke-Arnold; S M Barnett; M J Padgett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-04-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0031-9007     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-03     Completed Date:  2008-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153902     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Physics & Astronomy, SUPA, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom. j.leach@physics.gla.ac.uk
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