### Abstract

Language | English |
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Article number | 20150433 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences |

Volume | 375 |

Issue number | 2087 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 9 Jan 2017 |

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### Keywords

- chirality
- optical angular momentum
- molecules
- physical chemistry

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*Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences*,

*375*(2087), [20150433]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0433

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*Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences*, vol. 375, no. 2087, 20150433. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0433

**Chirality and the angular momentum of light.** / Cameron, Robert P.; Goette, Jörg B.; Barnett, Stephen M.; Yao, Alison M.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Chirality and the angular momentum of light

AU - Cameron, Robert P.

AU - Goette, Jörg B.

AU - Barnett, Stephen M.

AU - Yao, Alison M.

N1 - There are no EPSRC-related datasets associated with this publication.

PY - 2017/1/9

Y1 - 2017/1/9

N2 - Chirality is exhibited by objects that cannot be rotated into their mirror images. It is far from obvious that this has anything to do with the angular momentum of light, which owes its existence to rotational symmetries. There is nevertheless a subtle connection between chirality and the angular momentum of light. We demonstrate this connection and, in particular, its significance in the context of chiral light-matter interactions.

AB - Chirality is exhibited by objects that cannot be rotated into their mirror images. It is far from obvious that this has anything to do with the angular momentum of light, which owes its existence to rotational symmetries. There is nevertheless a subtle connection between chirality and the angular momentum of light. We demonstrate this connection and, in particular, its significance in the context of chiral light-matter interactions.

KW - chirality

KW - optical angular momentum

KW - molecules

KW - physical chemistry

UR - http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org

U2 - 10.1098/rsta.2015.0433

DO - 10.1098/rsta.2015.0433

M3 - Article

VL - 375

JO - Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

T2 - Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

JF - Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

SN - 1364-503X

IS - 2087

M1 - 20150433

ER -