Lorentz Group in Optical Sciences
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It came from my papers.
The picture is for Lorentz-boosted extended objects in particle physics. The supporting mathematics is called the Lorentz group. This group, by now, is the standard mathematical device for quantum and classical optics.
It is by now widely established that the Wigner function is the key scientific language for quantum optics, but not many people know that those Wigner functions in optics also serve as the representation of the Lorentz groups, such as O(2,1) and O(3,2) which are the fundamental languages for the one- and two-mode squeezed states. When you do squeezed states, you are doing the Lorentz groups.
On this subject, with Marilyn Noz, I have written a book entitled Phase Space Picture of Quantum Mechanics.
Recently, I have been publishing papers on applications of the Lorentz group to classical ray optics, mostly in Phys. Rev. E. Those papers were also archived in Los Alamos. Some of them are listed below.
- Jones matrix formalism as a representation of the Lorentz group
published in J. Opt. Soc. Am. A /Vol.14, No.9 page 2290 (1997).
- Stokes parameters as a Minkowskian four-vector
Physical Review E (1997).
- Illustratative Example of Feynman's Rest of the Universe
Am. J. Phys. , 61 - 66 (1999).
- Wigner rotations and Iwasawa decompositions in polarization optics
Physical Review E (1999).
- Optics computers for space-time symmetries
presented at various conferences during the year 1999.
- Interferometers and decoherence matrices
Physical Review E (2000).
- Iwasawa effect in multilayer optics
Physical Review E (2001).
- Three-lenses at most in multi-lens system
Physical Review E (2001)
- Wigner rotations in laser cavities
Physical Review E (2002).
Lens optics and group contractions
Physical Review E (2003).
- Cyclic representations of multilayer optics
Physical Review E (2003).
- Physics of two-by-two matrices
presented at various conferences during the year 2003.
- Lorentz group in ray optics (Review Paper)
Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Secmiclassical Optics, Vol. 6, S455-472 (2004).
- de Sitter group as a symmetry for optical decoherence
Journal of Physics A (2006).
- ABCD matrices as similarity transformations of Wigner matrices and periodic
systems in optics
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 26 3049-2054 (2009).
- Possible Minkowskian Language in Two-level Systems
Journal of Optics and Spectroscopy , 297-300 (2010).
- Optical activities as computing resources for space-time symmetries
Journal of Modern Optics, 57, 17-22 (2010).
One anlytic form for four branches of the ABCD matrix,
J. Mod. Opt. , 1251-1259 (2010).
- Internal space-time symmetries of particles derivable
from periodic systems in optics,
Optics and Spectroscopy , 731-737 (2011).
- The Language of Two-by-two Matrices spoken by Optical Devices
19th InternationalConference on Composites or Nano Engineering, Shanghai (China 2011).
with Roy Galuber, Robert Boyd,
Masha Chekova, and Elizabeth
Giacobino (Nuremberg 2103).
- Time separation as a hidden variable in the Copenhagen school of quantum mechanics,
in Advances in Quantum Theory,
AIP Conference Series, No.1327, pp 138-147 (2011).
- Lorentz Harmonics, Squeeze Harmonics and Their Physical Applications,
Symmerty , 16-36 (2011).
- Poincaré Sphere and Decoherence Problems
Arxiv Based on an invited talk presented at the Fedorov Memorial Symposium: International Conference "Spins and Photonic Beams at Interface," dedicated to the 100th anniversary of F.I.Fedorov (Minsk, Belarus, 2011).
with two big boys from Vienna
Helmut Rausch (left) and
- Dirac Matrices and Feynman's Rest of the Universe
Symmetry 4, 626 - 643 (2012)
- Lorentz Group in Ray and Polarization Optics
Chapter 9 in "Mathematical Optics: Classical, Quantum and Computational Methods" edited by Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Maria L. Calvo, and Tatiana Alieva (CRC Taylor and Francis, New York 2013), pp 303-349.
- Symmetries shared by the Poincaré Group and Poincaré Sphere.
Symmetry 5, 223-252 (2013).
- Wigner’s Space-Time Symmetries Based on the Two-by-Two
Matrices of the Damped Harmonic Oscillators and
the Poincaré Sphere
Symmetry , 473-515 (2014).
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- Poincaré Sphere and a Unified Picture of Wigner's Little Groups
- Entropy and Temperature from Entangled Space and Time
Phys. Sci. Int. J. , 1015 - 1039 (2014).
- Lens optics and the continuity problems of the ABCD matrix
J. Mod. Opt. , 161 - 166 (2014).
|Marilyn Noz in 1975 and 2006|