Volume 6, Issue 1, October 2017, Page: 1-4
Compton Scattering of a Vortex Light Beam
Mazen Nairat, Physics Department, Al Balqa Applied University, Al Salt, Jordan
George Goedecke, Physics Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA
David Voelz, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA
Received: May 14, 2017;       Accepted: Jun. 1, 2017;       Published: Jul. 17, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.optics.20170601.11      View  2225      Downloads  137
Energy-momentum conservation laws in Compton scattering are analyzed. The conservation of total angular momentum is applied to a general formula that describes the variation of the light angular momentum. The Compton scattering model of a vortex beam is generalized to describe the momentum exchange beyond the well-known photon wave number shift. The illustrated analysis indicates that the light angular momentum may vary due to Compton scattering.
Compton Scattering, Light Angular Momentum, Conservation of Momentum
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Mazen Nairat, George Goedecke, David Voelz, Compton Scattering of a Vortex Light Beam, Optics. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.optics.20170601.11
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