Abstract

We show that energy transport in an electromagnetic field can be described by a two-component spinor.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

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  1. H. S. Green and E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London. Ser. A 66, 1129 (1953).
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  2. E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A 74, 269 (1959); in Electromagnetic wave propagation edited by M. Desirant and J. L. Michiels, Academic, New York, (1960), p. 119.
    [Crossref]
  3. P. Roman, Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A 74, 281 (1959).
    [Crossref]
  4. M. Flato and P. Hillion, Phys. Rev. D 1, 1667 (1970); P. Hillion, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré 13, 253 (1970).
    [Crossref]

1970 (1)

M. Flato and P. Hillion, Phys. Rev. D 1, 1667 (1970); P. Hillion, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré 13, 253 (1970).
[Crossref]

1959 (2)

E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A 74, 269 (1959); in Electromagnetic wave propagation edited by M. Desirant and J. L. Michiels, Academic, New York, (1960), p. 119.
[Crossref]

P. Roman, Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A 74, 281 (1959).
[Crossref]

1953 (1)

H. S. Green and E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London. Ser. A 66, 1129 (1953).
[Crossref]

Flato, M.

M. Flato and P. Hillion, Phys. Rev. D 1, 1667 (1970); P. Hillion, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré 13, 253 (1970).
[Crossref]

Green, H. S.

H. S. Green and E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London. Ser. A 66, 1129 (1953).
[Crossref]

Hillion, P.

M. Flato and P. Hillion, Phys. Rev. D 1, 1667 (1970); P. Hillion, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré 13, 253 (1970).
[Crossref]

Roman, P.

P. Roman, Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A 74, 281 (1959).
[Crossref]

Wolf, E.

E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A 74, 269 (1959); in Electromagnetic wave propagation edited by M. Desirant and J. L. Michiels, Academic, New York, (1960), p. 119.
[Crossref]

H. S. Green and E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London. Ser. A 66, 1129 (1953).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. D (1)

M. Flato and P. Hillion, Phys. Rev. D 1, 1667 (1970); P. Hillion, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré 13, 253 (1970).
[Crossref]

Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A (2)

E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A 74, 269 (1959); in Electromagnetic wave propagation edited by M. Desirant and J. L. Michiels, Academic, New York, (1960), p. 119.
[Crossref]

P. Roman, Proc. Phys. Soc. London Ser. A 74, 281 (1959).
[Crossref]

Proc. Phys. Soc. London. Ser. A (1)

H. S. Green and E. Wolf, Proc. Phys. Soc. London. Ser. A 66, 1129 (1953).
[Crossref]

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P μ = ( 1 / 2 c ) ξ k μ ξ ,             μ = 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 ,
φ = ( φ 1 φ 2 ) : ξ 1 = φ 1 φ 2 ,             ξ 2 = 1 2 ( φ 2 2 - φ 1 2 ) ,             ξ 3 = 1 2 i ( φ 1 2 + φ 2 2 )
P μ = ( 1 / 2 c ) ψ σ μ ψ ,             ψ = ( 1 / 2 ) ( φ 1 2 + φ 2 2 ) 1 / 2 φ ,
σ μ μ ψ σ 0 ( 1 / c ) 0 ψ - σ i i ψ = 0.
D ψ ( Δ - 1 c 2 2 t 2 )             ψ = 0 ,
s 0 = ψ 1 2 + ψ 2 2 = 2 c P 0 , s 1 = ψ 1 2 - ψ 2 2 , s 2 = ψ 1 ψ ¯ 2 + ψ ¯ 1 ψ 2 , s 3 = i ( ψ 1 ψ ¯ 2 - ψ ¯ 1 ψ 2 ) .
( s 2 = ± s 0 , s 1 = s 3 = 0 ) ;             ( s 1 = ± s 0 , s 2 = s 3 = 0 ) ; ( s 3 = ± s 0 , s 1 = s 2 = 0 ) ,