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9 - Relativistic Optics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 November 2022

Greg Tallents
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University of York
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The Fizeau effect in a flowing refractive medium is treated and extended to when light propagates at an angle to the medium velocity. The reflection optics with relativistically moving mirrors is examined. Using Stokes parameters, it is shown that polarization is preserved in Lorentz transformation between frames of reference.

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Print publication year: 2022

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  • Relativistic Optics
  • Greg Tallents, University of York
  • Book: An Introduction to Special Relativity for Radiation and Plasma Physics
  • Online publication: 10 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009236072.010
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  • Relativistic Optics
  • Greg Tallents, University of York
  • Book: An Introduction to Special Relativity for Radiation and Plasma Physics
  • Online publication: 10 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009236072.010
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  • Relativistic Optics
  • Greg Tallents, University of York
  • Book: An Introduction to Special Relativity for Radiation and Plasma Physics
  • Online publication: 10 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009236072.010
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